March 13, 2015 – AngioDynamics, Inc. amended its complaint for, inter alia, patent infringement against Norfolk Medical Products, Inc. on March 11, 2015 in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, adding an additional claim of patent infringement with respect to its recently issued U.S. Patent No. 8,926,573. The lawsuit relates to AngioDynamic’s Vortex® and Smart Port® implantable port products, which are vascular access devices implanted under the skin of a patient for the repeated injection of medications into a patient’s body. AngioDynamics claims that Norfolk Medical Products makes and sells a number of implantable port devices closely resembling AngioDynamic’s products. The patents at issue are AngioDynamic’s U.S. Patent No. 5,951,512, entitled: “Infusion Port with Modified Drug Reservior” and U.S. Patent No. 8,926,573, entitled: “Implantable Access Port.” The case is captioned: AngioDynamics, Inc. v. Norfolk Medical Prods., Inc., 14-cv-12246-IT (D. Mass.).
By: Frederick C. Millett