• U.S. District Court
  • U.S. District Court
  • 3:10cv60
  • Mar 28 2013 (Date Decided)
  • Arterton, J.
Prototypes that are not "reduced to practice" first may not qualify as "prior art." The plaintiff, Tyco Healthcare Group, alleged that defendant Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. violated the plaintiff's patents for ultrasonic surgical instruments.