MASSDEVICE ON CALL — California’s I-Flow finally put to bed a patent infringement lawsuit with device distributor Progressive Medical, keeping the details under wraps.
I-Flow had sued Progressive in 2012, claiming that the distributor’s AccuFlo infusion pumps infringed on I-Flow’s patents for an infusion device contained in a collapsible housing.
A U.S. District Judge in January ruled in favor of I-Flow that Progressive’s products were in violation. The lawsuit was slated to move to trial to evaluate the validity of the patent itself before the companies came to an agreement, Law360.com reported.
I-Flow has found itself tied up in a few legal battles in recent years, including a federal lawsuit accusing the company and some rivals of engaging in off-label promotion of their pain pumps.
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