The Skillman, N.J.-based wound care firm said the Court of Appeal in the Royal Courts of Justice upheld a lower court’s decision not to invalidate the ConvaTec patents covering its Aquacel Ag dressings.
"We were pleased with the original court’s decision to uphold our patent and are gratified with this new ruling against Smith & Nephew’s appeal," CEO Ken Berger said in prepared remarks. "This ruling recognizes ConvaTec’s scientific innovation in the wound care area and the need to protect such work."
In July, SNN lost its bid to have a British court declare the ConvaTec patent invalid.
The British healthcare conglomerate wanted the the High Court of the Chancery Division in the U.K. to revoke a ConvaTec patent covering the making of an ant-microbial wound dressing using photo-stable silver. But the court ruled that ConvaTec’s amended patent was valid, denying the SNN bid.