Baxter International, Inc. v. Carefusion Corporation and Becton, Dickinson, and Co.

On May 13, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Illinois issued a decision denying Carefusion Corporation and Becton, Dickinson, and Company (“Defendants”) motion to dismiss Counts I and III of an Amended Complaint filed by Baxter International, Inc. (“Plaintiff”).  In the underlying case, the Plaintiff accused the Defendant of infringing U.S. Patent Nos. 5,765,034 (“the ‘034 Patent”), 5,782,805 (“the ‘805 Patent”), and 6,321,560 (“the ‘560 Patent), which are drawn to medical infusion pumps.  In the decision, the Court determined that the claims of the ‘034 Patent and the ‘560 Patent are drawn to patentable subject matter and not abstract ideas, and, thus, the Court denied the Defendants’ motion to dismiss Counts I and III of the Amended Complaint for failure to recite patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  The case remains pending and is captioned 15-cv-09986.

By: Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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