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Australia Court Enjoins Smith & Nephew Until KCI Patent Suit Tried

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

An Australian federal court issued an injunction against U.K.-based Smith & Nephew in a patent dispute with U.S.-based Kinetic Concepts over negative-pressure wound therapy foam-dressing kits. The injunction was issued as the dispute was scheduled to go to trial sometime next year. KCI accuses Smith & Nephew of infringing on Australia-filed device patents owned by Wake Forest University of the United States and licensed to KCI as Vacuum Assisted Closure. Smith & Nephew denied it was infringing on the school's patents. (Click here for more



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