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Clearwater, Florida Biotech Manufacturer Faces Patent Infringement Lawsuit

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From the perspective of a Florida patent attorney, patent infringement litigation within Florida is always of special interest.  Recently, clearwater, Florida based biotech manufacturer, BioQuate, Inc., has been sued for patent infringement by Pall Corporation according to a press release on Pall Corporation’s website this morning.Florida biotech manufacturer's allegedly infringes patent

The suit alleges that BioQuate is manufacturing and selling disposable aseptic connector devices (see image to the left) that infringe on a patent on Pall’s Kleenpak ( trademark ) aseptic connector and seeks damages and an injunction preventing BioQuate from selling the infringing product.

The patent infringement lawsuit against Clearwater, Florida based BioQuate, Inc. has been filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

According to Pall Corporation’s website, its business has been organized into segments: life sciences and industrial and they provide products relating to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, transfusion, medicine, energy, electronics, municipal, industrial water purification, aerospace, transportation, and broad industrial markets.  Revenues for 2006 were $2.0 billion and the company is headquartered in East Hills, New York.

Bioquate, Inc., on the other hand, is a Clearwater, Florida, based biotech manufacturer providing the biotech industry with a narrowly focused line of disposable devices products.

View the complete press release by Pall Corporation here.

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