Medline Industries Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against CR Bard Over Catheter Tray Technology

October 6, 2017 – Medline Industries, Inc. filed a complaint for patent infringement against CR Bard, Inc. on October 5, 2017 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division).  The lawsuit relates to CR Bard’s allegedly infringing SureStep Foley Tray System, a single-layer catheter tray designed to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection.  The patent at issue is U.S. Patent No. 9,745,088, entitled: “Catheter Tray, Packaging System, Instruction Insert, and Associated Methods.”  The complaint has been given Civil Action No. 1:17-cv-07216 (N.D. Ill.).

By: Frederick C. Millett