MURRAY HILL, N.J., Jul 30, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today announced that a U.S. District
Court in Arizona entered judgment in Bard's favor in its patent
infringement suit against W. L. Gore & Associates. The Court ruled
that Gore failed to prove that Bard's patent number 6,436,135 was
unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. As previously announced, on
December 11, 2007, a jury found that Gore willfully infringed Bard's
patent through the sale of Gore's ePTFE vascular grafts and
stent-grafts, and awarded Bard $185 million in past damages.
Gore may file post-trial motions with the court and may appeal the
judgment to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
C. R. Bard, Inc., (www.crbard.com) headquartered in Murray Hill,
N.J., is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer
of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of
vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products.
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the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
which are based on management's current expectations, the accuracy of
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company undertakes no obligation to update its forward-looking
statements. Please refer to the Cautionary Statement Regarding
Forward-Looking Information in our June 30, 2008 Form 10-Q for more
detailed information about these and other factors that may cause
actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied..
SOURCE: C. R. Bard, Inc.
C. R. Bard, Inc.
Eric J. Shick, 908-277-8413
Vice President, Investor Relations
Holly P. Glass, 703-754-2848
Vice President, Government and Public Relations