Complaint Filed by Ansell Healthcare Products LLC against Reckitt Benckiser LLC

October 13, 2015 – Plaintiffs, Ansell Healthcare Products LLC (“Ansell”) filed a complaint against Reckitt Benckiser LLC (“Reckitt”), asserting infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,087,412; 8,464,719;  9,074,027; 9,074,029 in the United States District Court of Delaware. Ansell asserts that it is the owner by assignment of all rights and interests related to the asserted patents, each of which is titled “Dip-formed synthetic polyisoprene latex articles with improved intraparticle and interparticle crosslinks”. Each of Ansell’s patents is directed to producing synthetic polyisoprene articles and a method to improve inter particle and intra particle bonds using controlled pre-vulcanized particles of synthetic latex, which is dip formed into a thin latex article from an aqueous latex emulsion. According to the Complaint, the action arises from Reckitt’s importing into the United States, and offering to sell and selling in the United States Durex RealFeel® condoms. The case remains pending and is captioned Ansell Healthcare Products LLC v. Reckitt Benckiser LLC, cv-00915 (DED)

By: H. Rachael Million-Perez

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