Friday, September 16, 2011

Late Change of Position on Claim Construction Barred by Judicial Estoppel

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment of noninfringement of plaintiff's cell separation patent and rejected plaintiff's newly-adopted claim construction. "[T]hroughout this protracted litigation, both parties have consistently identified the 'plurality of tubes' as the umbilicus. . . . [T]he doctrine of judicial estoppel prevents [plaintiff] from now asserting a different construction of 'plurality of tubes.'"

Haemonetics Corp. v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., et. al., 1-05-cv-12572 (MAD September 13, 2011, Order) (Gorton, J.)

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