Complaint Filed

January 22, 2016—Plaintiffs, Covidien Sales LLC, Covidien LP, an Covidien Inc., filed a complaint against Defendants, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. and Ethicon Endo-Surgery LLC, seeking a declaratory judgment for non-infringement of six patents relating to ultrasonic surgical shears and method for sealing blood vessels. The patents at issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 9,168,055; 8,435,258; 9,023,072; 8,461,055; 8,773,001; and 8,623,027. The case is pending in the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, and captioned Covidien Sales LLC et al. v. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. et al., 1-16-cv-00253 (OHSD).

By Una Fan