Claim Construction Chart: B. Braun Melsungen AG et al v. Becton, Dickinson and Company et al (BDX)

02-23-2017 – This patent litigation hasn’t yet received any mainstream news coverage, but if you’re battling insomnia, here’s a surefire cure in a claim construction chart. B. Braun Melsungen AG is alleging infringement of 10 U.S. patents relating to IV catheter safety mechanisms in the plaintiff-friendly District of Delaware.


Case 1:16-cv-00411-RGA   Document 67   Filed 02/23/17   Page 1 of 34 PageID #: 4372

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE

  1. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG, )
  2. BRAUN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES SDN. )

BHD., and                                                            )

  1. BRAUN MEDICAL INC., )

)

Plaintiffs,             )

) Civil Action No.:  16-cv-00411-RGA

  1.                                                      )

)                                                       JURY DEMANDED

BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY    )            and BECTON DICKINSON INFUSION      )            THERAPY SYSTEMS INC.,             )

)

Defendants.          )

 

JOINT CLAIM CONSTRUCTION CHART

 

Pursuant to paragraph 9 of the Scheduling Order entered by the Court on September 26,

2016, Plaintiffs B. Braun Melsungen AG, B. Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd., and B. Braun

Medical Inc. (collectively, “B. Braun” or “Plaintiffs”) and Defendants Becton, Dickinson and

Company and Becton Dickinson Infusion Therapy Systems, Inc. (collectively, “BD” or “Defendants”), through their attorneys, hereby submit their Joint Claim Construction Chart identifying the term(s)/phrase(s) of the claims in issue, including agreed constructions and each party’s proposed construction of disputed claim language with citation(s) to the intrinsic evidence in support of their respective proposed constructions.

A copy of the patents in issue, as well as those portions of the intrinsic record relied upon, are submitted herewith.  The patents are referenced herein as follows:

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,149,626: ’626 patent U.S. Patent No. 8,540,728: ’728 patent U.S. Patent No. 8,337,463: ’463 patent U.S. Patent No. 8,333,735: ’735 patent

U.S. Patent No. 8,328,762: ’762 patent

U.S. Patent No. 8,460,247: ’247 patent

NY 246363534v4

ActiveUS 161080112v.1

U.S. Patent No. 8,597,249: ’249 patent U.S. Patent No. 9,370,641: ’641 patent U.S. Patent No. 8,414,539: ’539 patent U.S. Patent No. 8,444,605: ’605 patent

U.S. Patent No. 8,545,454: ’454 patent

 

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AGREED CONSTRUCTIONS

 

Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Agreed Construction
“a valve for limiting fluid flow and a valve

opener in cooperative arrangement therewith”

’641 patent, claim 15 a valve for limiting fluid flow and a valve

opener for opening the valve to permit fluid communication

 

DISPUTED CONSTRUCTIONS

 

Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
“needle protective device . . .

movable relative to the needle tip to a protective position, at least in part, distally of the needle tip”

’735 patent, claim 1

’463 patent, claim 1

’728 patent, claim 1

’626 patent, claim 11

needle protective device and needle tip are movable with respect to each other to a protective position, where a portion of the needle protective device is located distally of the needle tip ’735 patent: Abstract;

FIG. 1-2; col. 2, ll. 8-48

 

The needle protective device moves from one position to a second position that covers the needle tip. ’735 Patent Specification:

•        Fig. 2

•        Abstract

•        Col. 2:33-41

•        Col. 3:20-27

•        Col. 3:34-42

•        Col. 3:67-4:7

•        Col. 4:39-53 File History of Raines family:

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No. 10/520,325;

Amendment, pp.

                                                        

*

Defendants have identified the § 112 arguments that they may raise during claim construction briefing in this column.  Defendants reserve the right to raise § 112 positions included in their initial invalidity contentions or any amended invalidity contentions not raised during claim construction briefing later in the case, including during expert discovery and summary judgment.

The parties’ citations to the ’735 patent specification are representative for the ’762, ’626, ’728, ’463, and ’735 patents (the “Woehr/Raines” family) which share a specification.

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
8-10 (Aug. 23, 2007)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

10/520,325;

Request for Reconsideration, p. 8 (Feb. 6,

2008)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

10/520,325;

Appellant’s

Brief, pp. 7-8, 14

(July 2, 2008)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

10/520,325;

Request for Reconsideration, p. 11 (June 25,

2009)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

10/520,325;

Appellants’

Brief, pp. 8-9

(Oct. 28, 2009)

•        File History of

U.S. Appl. No.

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
14/018,162;

Response to Office Action, p.

6 (Feb. 20, 2015)

• File History of U.S. Appl. No.

14/161,169;

Response to Office Action, pp. 7-8 (Mar. 2,

2015)

[BBRAUN-

BD00005753-54]

“the valve actuating element remains engaged to the valve to open the slit” ’247 patent, claim 22 the valve actuating element causes the valve slit to remain open after the male implement is withdrawn from the catheter hub

 

Not indefinite under §

112

’247 patent: col. 7, ll. 32-

46; FIG. 5A

in the ready position, the valve actuating element is in contact with the valve and is configured

to open the slit

 

Alternatively,

 

Indefinite under §112

’247 Patent Specification:

•             Figs. 3, 4, 5A,

5B, 9D, 8C, 13,

14

•             Abstract

•             Col. 2:24-25 • Col. 5:48-51 • Col. 6:14-18 • Col. 6:29-37 • Col. 7:26-29 • Col. 7:32-37 • Col. 9:44-47

•             Col. 11:7-15

“needle protective device” ’762 patent, claims

18, 25

Plaintiffs contend that this is not a means plus ’762 patent: claims 18,

21, 24, 25

Means plus function:

 

’735 Patent

Specification:

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
’463 patent, claims 1,

10, 25

’735 patent, claims 1,

9, 10, 18

’728 patent, claims 1,

9, 24

’626 patent, claim 11

function term under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 6.

 

Given that Plaintiffs received Defendants’ alternative construction at 1:18 p.m. on February 23, 2017, Plaintiffs reserve the right to provide an opposing construction at a later date.

 

 

’463 patent: claims 1, 5,

6, 9, 10, 14, 17, 18, 22,

23, 25

’735 patent: claims 1, 9,

10, 18; Abstract; FIG. 12; col. 2, ll. 8-48; FIG. 5; col. 3, ll. 43-51; FIG. 10; col. 4, ll. 39-53

’728 patent: claims 1, 4,

5, 8, 9, 13, 16, 17, 21,

22, 24

’626 patent: claims 1, 8,

11, 15, 19

Function: to prevent

unintended needle sticks

 

Structure: spring clip as more completely described in the Woehr/Raines patent specification† at:

•        ’735 patent, FIGS. 12, 4, 5, 7a 7d, 8, 9a,

10

•        ’735 patent, Col. 2:31

•        ’735 patent, Col. 2:33-41

•        ’735 patent, Col. 3:15-27

•        ’735 patent, Col. 3:34-38

•        ’735 patent, Col. 3:67-4:7

•        ’735 patent, Col.

4:39-53 and structural

equivalents thereof

 

Alternatively,

 

a spring clip having a

•        Figs. 1, 2, 4, 5,

7a, 7d, 8, 9a, 10

•        Col. 1:24-32 • Col. 1:41-49 • Col. 2:29-32 • Col. 2:33-41 • Col. 3:15-27

•        Col. 3:34-38

•        Col. 3:67-4:7

•        Col. 4:39-53 File History of Raines family:

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No. 10/520,325; Amendment, pp.

8-10 (Aug. 23, 2007)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

10/520,325;

Request for Reconsideration, p. 8 (Feb. 6,

2008)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

10/520,325;

Appellant’s

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
rear wall and two spring arms that cover the needle tip as the needle is withdrawn from the catheter hub

 

Defendants disagree that Plaintiffs are entitled to any additional time to propose opposing claim constructions.

Notwithstanding Defendants’ offer to jointly stipulate to an extension of time to file the joint claim chart and thereby afford additional time for Plaintiffs to consider the alternative constructions, Plaintiffs declined that offer.

Brief, pp. 7-8, 14

(July 2, 2008)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

10/520,325;

Request for Reconsideration, p. 11 (June 25,

2009)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

10/520,325;

Appellants’

Brief, pp. 8-9

(Oct. 28, 2009)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

14/018,162;

Response to Office Action, p.

6 (Feb. 20, 2015)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

14/161,169;

Response to Office Action, pp. 7-8 (Mar. 2,

2015)

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BD00005753-54]

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
’247 patent, claims

12, 23

’249 patent, claim 1

Plaintiffs contend that this is not a means plus function term under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 6.

 

Given that Plaintiffs received Defendants’ alternative construction at 1:18 p.m. on February 23, 2017, Plaintiffs reserve the right to provide an opposing construction at a later date.

’249 patent: claims 1, 10, 13

’247 patent: claims 1, 4,

9, 12, 15, 20, 23, 30; Abstract; col. 1, ll. 1518; col. 1, ll. 52-56; col. 2, ll. 15-50; col. 3, ll. 3236; col. 4, ll. 45-54; col.

4, l. 62 – col. 5, l. 3;

FIG. 1; col. 5, ll. 45-62 (including incorporation by reference of U.S. Pat. No. 6,616, 630); FIG. 3; FIG. 4; col. 6, l. 46 – col.

7, l. 4 (including incorporation by reference of U.S. patent application Ser. No.

11/496,769, U.S. Pat.

No. 6,709,419, U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/677,810, U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/954,041); FIG. 6; col. 7, l. 53 – col. 8, l. 12 (including incorporation by reference of U.S. patent application Ser.

Means plus function:

 

Function: to prevent

unintended needle sticks

 

Structure: tip protector as more completely described in the Woehr/Zerbes patent specification§ at:

 

•        ’247 patent at FIGS.

3, 6, 7, 8C, 9D, 13,

14

•        ’247 patent, Col. 2:24-34

•        ’247 patent, Col. 2:48-50

•        ’247 patent, Col. 5:55-62

•        ’247 patent, Col. 6:49-56

•        ’247 patent, Col. 7:57-8:3

•        ’247 patent, Col. 10:4-6

’247 Patent Specification:

•        FIGS. 3, 6, 7, 8C,

9D, 13, 14

•        Col. 2:24-34 • Col. 2:48-50 • Col. 5:55-62

•        Col. 6:49-56

•        Col. 7:57-8:3

•        Col. 10:4-6

•        Col. 11:14-15

•        Col. 11:58-12:3

 

Disclosures incorporated by reference:

•        ’247 patent, Col. 5:51-55, incorporating by reference spring clips disclosed in U.S. Patent No. 6,616,630 at: o ’630

patent, FIGS. 1-

                                                        

The parties’ citations to the ’247 patent specification are representative for the ’249, ’641, and ’247 patents (the “Woehr/Zerbes” family) which share a specification.

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
No. 11/496,769); FIG. 7;

FIG. 9D; col. 9, ll. 4147; col. 9 l. 59 – col. 10

l. 6; FIG. 13; col. 11, l. 4 – col. 12, l. 37 (including incorporation by reference of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/109,797, U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/468,923, U.S. Patent

No. 7,125,397); FIG. 14

•        ’247 patent, Col. 11:14-15

•        ’247 patent, Col. 11:58-12:3

•        ’247 patent, Col. 5:51-55, incorporating by reference spring clips disclosed in U.S. Patent No. 6,616,630 at:

o ’630 patent,

FIGS. 1-17, 21,

22  o ’630 patent, Col.

2:47-49 o ’630 patent, Col.

3:19-20 o ’630 patent, Col.

3:46-55 o ’630 patent, Col.

5:54-6:9 o ’630 patent, Col.

6:27-41 o ’630 patent, Col.

7:9-13 o ’630 patent, Col.

7:16-56 o ’630 patent, Col. 8:23-36

17, 21, 22  o ’630

patent,

Col. 2:47-

49 o ’630

patent,

Col. 3:19-

20 o ’630

patent,

Col. 3:46-

55 o ’630

patent,

Col. 5:54-

6:9

o ’630

patent,

Col. 6:27-

41 o ’630

patent,

Col. 7:9-

13 o ’630

patent,

Col. 7:16-

56 o ’630

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
o ’630 patent, Col.

8:61-9:3 o ’630 patent, Col.

9:23-35 o ’630 patent, Col.

9:61-10:4 o ’630 patent, Col.

10:17-36 o ’630 patent, Col.

10:58-11:2 o ’630 patent, Col.

12:20-24

•        ’247 patent, Col.

6:56-58, Col. 7:5759, incorporating by reference tip protectors disclosed in U.S. Appl. No.

11/496,769§.

•        ’718 patent, FIGS. 1A, 1B, 2-

15

•        ’718 patent, “Tip protector,” passim

•        ’247 patent at col. 6:65-7:4, incorporating by

patent,

Col. 8:23-

36 o ’630

patent,

Col. 8:61-

9:3

o ’630

patent,

Col. 9:23-

35 o ’630

patent,

Col. 9:61-

10:4 o ’630

patent, Col.

10:17-36 o ’630

patent, Col.

10:58-

11:2 o ’630

patent, Col.

12:20-24

                                                        

U.S. Appl. No. 11/496,769 issued as U.S. Patent No. 8,382,718, which is cited throughout this document.

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
reference tip protectors with an opening that cants over to grip the needle disclosed in U.S. Patent No.

6,709,419, U.S.

Appl. No.

10/677,810**, and U.S. Appl. No. 10/954,041††:

o ’419 patent,

FIGS. 1-5 o ’419 patent, Col.

1:19-28 o ’419 patent, Col.

1:43-58 o ’419 patent, Col.

2:41-47  o ’419 patent, Col.

3:12-30 o U.S. Pub. No.

2005/0075609,

FIGS. 1-8  o U.S. Pub. No.

2005/0075609,

• ’247 patent, Col. 6:56-58, Col. 7:57-59, incorporating by reference tip protectors disclosed in U.S.

Appl. No.

11/496,769‡‡ o ’718

patent, FIGS. 1A,

1B, 2-15 o ’718

patent, “Tip protector,

passim

• ’247 patent at col. 6:65-7:4, incorporating by reference tip protectors with an opening that cants over to grip the needle

                                                        

**

U.S. Appl. No. 10/677,810published as U.S. Publication No. 2005/0075609, which is cited throughout this document.

††

U.S. Appl. No. 10/954,041issued as U.S. Patent No. 7,651,476, which is cited throughout this document.

‡‡

U.S. Appl. No. 11/496,769 issued as U.S. Patent No. 8,382,718, which is cited throughout this document.

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
“needle clip,” passim

o ’476 patent,

FIGS. 1-10 o ’476 patent, Col.

1:37-62 o ’476 patent, Col.

2:54-65 o ’476 patent, Col.

3:3-11 o ’476 patent, Col.

3:24-46 o ’476 patent, Col.

3:57-63 o ’476 patent, Col.

3:66-4:4 o ’476 patent, Col.

4:63-5:3 o ’476 patent, Col.

5:21-6:38 o ’476 patent, Col.

7:1-8

and structural

equivalents thereof

 

Alternatively, 

 

disclosed in U.S.

Patent No.

6,709,419, U.S.

Appl. No.

10/677,810§§, and U.S. Appl. No. 10/954,041***: o ’419

patent,

FIGS. 1-5 o ’419

patent,

Col. 1:19-

28 o ’419

patent,

Col. 1:43-

58 o ’419

patent,

Col. 2:41-

47

o ’419

patent,

Col. 3:12-

30 o U.S. Pub.

                                                        

  • §

U.S. Appl. No. 10/677,810published as U.S. Publication No. 2005/0075609, which is cited throughout this document.

***

U.S. Appl. No. 10/954,041issued as U.S. Patent No. 7,651,476, which is cited throughout this document.

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
a tip protector having a wall with an opening for the needle and at least one arm that covers the needle tip as the needle is withdrawn from the catheter hub

 

Defendants disagree that Plaintiffs are entitled to any additional time to propose opposing claim constructions.

Notwithstanding Defendants’ offer to jointly stipulate to an extension of time to file the joint claim chart and thereby afford additional time for Plaintiffs to consider the alternative constructions, Plaintiffs declined that offer.

No.

2005/007

5609,

FIGS. 1-8  o U.S. Pub.

No.

2005/007

5609, “needle clip,” passim

o ’476

patent,

FIGS. 1-

10             o ’476

patent,

Col. 1:37-

62 o ’476

patent,

Col. 2:54-

65 o ’476

patent,

Col. 3:3-

11             o ’476

patent, Col. 3:24-

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
46 o ’476

patent,

Col. 3:57-

63 o ’476

patent,

Col. 3:66-

4:4

o   ’476

patent,

Col. 4:63-

5:3

o   ’476

patent,

Col. 5:21-

6:38 o ’476

patent,

Col. 7:1-8

 

File History of Zerbes family:

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No. 11/592,595; Amendment, p.

10 (Dec. 16,

2008)

•        File History of

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
U.S. Appl. No.

11/592,595; Appellants’

Brief, p. 10 (Oct.

20, 2009)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

11/592,595;

Appellants’

Brief, p. 10 (June

21, 2010)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

12/768,155;

Appellant’s

Brief, pp. 3-6

(July 2, 2012)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

13/407,395; Pre-

Election of

Species (Feb. 28,

2012)

[BBRAUN-

BD00002919]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No. 13/407,395; Amendment, p.

10 (Feb. 7, 2013)

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
[BBRAUN-

BD00003676]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

13/667,261;

Preliminary

Amendment, p. 8

(Feb. 19, 2013)

[BBRAUN-

BD00005469]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

13/667,261;

Response to Office Action, pp. 14-25 (July 29, 2013)

[BBRAUN-

BD00005538-39]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

13/129,799;

Response to Office Action, p.

8 (Aug. 8, 2014)

[BBRAUN-

BD00006009]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

14/062,081;

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
Amendment with

RCE, pp. 6-7

(Feb. 6, 2015)

[BBRAUN-

BD00006101-02]

• File History of U.S. Appl. No. 14/062,081; Amendment, pp.

7-8 (Sept. 8,

2015)

[BBRAUN-

BD00006149-50]

“plunger” ’463 patent, claims 1,

10

’735 patent, claims 1,

10, 18, 19, 24

’728 patent, claims 1,

9, 24, 28

No construction necessary. Alternatively: structure that transfers an external force ’735 patent: claims 1, 5, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29; col. 2, ll. 27-32; col. 2, ll. 49-56; col. 3, ll. 7-12; col. 3, ll. 51-55; col. 3, ll. 63-67;

FIG. 3; FIG. 4; FIG. 5;

FIG. 7b

’463 patent: claims 1, 8,

10, 16, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25,

27, 29

’728 patent: claims 1, 7,

9, 15, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24,

28

A longitudinal structure that receives an external force that moves the structure along the longitudinal axis ’735 Patent Specification:

•        Figs. 1-5, 7a, 7e

•        Col. 2:26-32

•        Col. 2:49-56

•        Col. 3:7-12

•        Col. 3:49-55

•        Col. 3:63-67 File History of Raines family

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

10/520,325;

Request for Reconsideration, pp.15-18 (June

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
25, 2009)

• File History of 10/520, 325;

Appellants’ Brief, pp. 15, 2122, 24-26 (Oct. 28, 2009)

“needle protective device positioned proximal of the valve and at least in part around the needle and distal of the proximal end of the second hub” ’463 patent, claim

10

’735 patent, claim

10

’728 patent, claim 9

needle protective device positioned proximal of the valve and at least in part: (i) around the needle, and (ii) distal of the proximal end of the second hub ’735 patent: Abstract; col. 1, ll. 24-49; col. 2, ll.

26-32; FIG. 1; col. 4,  ll. 39-53; Fig. 10

The needle protective device (the spring clip) is positioned (i) proximal of the valve; (ii) at least in part around the needle; and (iii) distal of the proximal end of the second hub ’735 Patent Specification:

•        Figs. 1, 5, 8, 10

•        Abstract

•        Col. 1:41-49 • Col. 2:19-29 • Col. 2:33-41

•        Col. 3:28-38

“a needle protective device positioned, at least in part, around the needle between the valve and the proximal end of the needle hub” ’735 patent, claim

18

’728 patent, claim 24

needle protective device positioned, at least in part: (i) around the needle, (ii) between the valve and the proximal end of the needle hub ’735 patent: Abstract; col. 1, ll. 24-49; col. 2, ll.

26-32; FIG. 1; col. 4,  ll. 39-53; Fig. 10

The needle protective device (the spring clip) is positioned (i) proximal of the valve; (ii) at least in part around the needle; and (iii) distal of the proximal end of needle hub ’735 Patent Specification:

•        Figs. 1, 5, 8, 10

•        Abstract

•        Col. 1:41-49 • Col. 2:19-29

•        Col. 2:33-41

•        Col. 3:28-38

“safety device” ’641 patent claims

15, 20

Plaintiffs contend that this is not a means plus function term under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 6. ’641 patent: claims 15,

25, 19, 20, 28; Abstract; col. 1, ll. 57-61; col. 2, ll. 19-54; col. 3, ll. 37-41;

Means plus function:

 

Function: Covering the needle tip

’641 Patent Specification:

• FIGS. 3, 6, 7, 8C, 9D, 13, 14

Case 1:16-cv-00411-RGA   Document 67   Filed 02/23/17   Page 18 of 34 PageID #: 4389

Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
 

Given that Plaintiffs received Defendants’ alternative construction at 1:18

p.m. on February 23, 2017, Plaintiffs reserve the right to provide an opposing construction at a later date.

col. 4, ll. 51-60; col. 5, ll. 1-9; FIG. 1; col. 5, l. 52 – col. 6, l. 2 (including incorporation by reference of U.S. Patent. No. 6,616,630); FIG. 3;

FIG. 4; col. 6, l. 54 – col.

7, l. 12 (including incorporation by reference of U.S. patent application Ser. No.

11/496,769, U.S. Pat.

No. 6,709,419, U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/677,810; U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/954,041); FIG. 6; col. 7, l. 61 – col. 8, l. 20 (including incorporation by reference of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/496,769); FIG. 7; FIG. 9D; col. 9, ll. 50-56; col. 10, ll. 1-15; FIG. 13; col. 11, l. 13 – col. 12, l.

44 (including incorporation by reference of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/109,797, U.S. patent

 

Structure: tip protector as more completely described in the patent specification at:

 

•        ’641 patent at FIGS.

3, 6, 7, 8C, 9D, 13,

14

•        ’641 patent, Col. 2:29-38

•        ’641 patent, Col. 2:52-54

•        ’641 patent, Col. 5:58-6:2

•        ’641 patent, Col. 6:57-64

•        ’641 patent, Col. 7:65-8:11

•        ’641 patent, Col. 10:13-15

•        ’641 patent, Col. 11:23-24

•        ’641 patent, Col.

11:65-12:10

•        ’641 patent at col. 5:58-62, incorporating by reference spring clips

•        Col. 2:29-38

•        Col. 2:52-54

•        Col. 5:58-6:2

•        Col. 6:57-64

•        Col. 7:65-8:11

•        Col. 10:13-15

•        Col. 11:23-24

•        Col. 11:65-12:10

 

Disclosures incorporated by reference:

•        ’641 patent at col. 5:58-62, incorporating by reference spring clips disclosed in U.S. Patent No. 6,616,630:

o ’630

patent,

FIGS. 1-

17, 21, 22  o ’630

patent,

Col. 2:47-

49 o ’630

patent,

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application Ser. No. 10/468,923, U.S. Pat.

No. 7,125,397); FIG. 14

disclosed in U.S.

Patent No. 6,616,630:

o ’630 patent,

FIGS. 1-17, 21,

22  o ’630 patent, Col.

2:47-49 o ’630 patent, Col.

3:19-20 o ’630 patent, Col.

3:46-55 o ’630 patent, Col.

5:54-6:9 o ’630 patent, Col.

6:27-41 o ’630 patent, Col.

7:9-13 o ’630 patent, Col.

7:16-56 o ’630 patent, Col.

8:23-36 o ’630 patent, Col.

8:61-9:3 o ’630 patent, Col.

9:23-35 o ’630 patent, Col.

9:61-10:4 o ’630 patent, Col. 10:17-36

Col. 3:19-

20 o ’630

patent,

Col. 3:46-

55 o ’630

patent,

Col. 5:54-

6:9

o ’630

patent,

Col. 6:27-

41 o ’630

patent,

Col. 7:9-

13 o ’630

patent,

Col. 7:16-

56 o ’630

patent,

Col. 8:23-

36 o ’630

patent,

Col. 8:619:3

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o ’630 patent, Col.

10:58-11:2 o ’630 patent, Col.

12:20-24

•        ’641 patent, FIGS. 67, col. 6:64-7:3, col.

7:65-67, incorporating by reference tip protectors disclosed in U.S. Appl. No.

11/496,769  o ’718 patent,

FIGS. 1A, 1B, 2-

15 o ’718 patent, “Tip protector,” passim

•        ’641 patent at col. 7:6-12, incorporating by reference tip protectors with an opening that cants over to grip the needle disclosed in U.S. Patent No.

6,709,419, U.S.

Appl. No.

10/677,810, and U.S.

Appl. No.

o ’630

patent,

Col. 9:23-

35 o ’630

patent,

Col. 9:61-

10:4 o ’630

patent, Col.

10:17-36 o ’630

patent, Col.

10:58-

11:2 o ’630

patent, Col.

12:20-24

• ’641 patent,

FIGS. 6-7, col.

6:64-7:3, col. 7:65-67, incorporating by reference tip protectors disclosed in U.S.

Appl. No.

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10/954,041:

o ’419 patent,

FIGS. 1-5 o ’419 patent, Col.

1:19-28 o ’419 patent, Col.

1:43-58 o ’419 patent, Col.

2:41-47  o ’419 patent, Col.

3:12-30 o U.S. Pub. No.

2005/0075609,

FIGS. 1-8  o U.S. Pub. No.

2005/0075609, “needle clip,” passim

o ’476 patent,

FIGS. 1-10 o ’476 patent, Col.

1:37-62 o ’476 patent, Col.

2:54-65 o ’476 patent, Col.

3:3-11 o ’476 patent, Col.

3:24-46 o ’476 patent, Col. 3:57-63

11/496,769  o ’718

patent, FIGS. 1A,

1B, 2-15 o ’718

patent, “Tip protector,

passim

• ’641 patent at col. 7:6-12, incorporating by reference tip protectors with an opening that cants over to grip the needle disclosed in U.S.

Patent No.

6,709,419, U.S.

Appl. No. 10/677,810, and U.S. Appl. No. 10/954,041:

o ’419

patent,

FIGS. 1-5 o ’419

patent,

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
o ’476 patent, Col.

3:66-4:4 o ’476 patent, Col.

4:63-5:3 o ’476 patent, Col.

5:21-6:38 o ’476 patent, Col.

7:1-8

and structural

equivalents thereof

 

Alternatively,

 

a tip protector having a wall with an opening for the needle and at least one arm that covers the needle tip as the needle is withdrawn from the catheter hub

 

Defendants disagree that Plaintiffs are entitled to any additional time to propose opposing claim constructions.

Notwithstanding Defendants’ offer to jointly stipulate to an extension of time to file

Col. 1:19-

28 o ’419

patent,

Col. 1:43-

58 o ’419

patent,

Col. 2:41-

47

o ’419

patent,

Col. 3:12-

30 o U.S. Pub.

No.

2005/007

5609,

FIGS. 1-8  o U.S. Pub.

No.

2005/007

5609, “needle clip,” passim

o ’476

patent,

FIGS. 110

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
the joint claim chart and thereby afford additional time for Plaintiffs to consider the alternative constructions, Plaintiffs declined that offer. o   ’476

patent,

Col. 1:37-

62             o ’476

patent,

Col. 2:54-

65 o ’476

patent,

Col. 3:3-

11 o ’476

patent,

Col. 3:24-

46 o ’476

patent,

Col. 3:57-

63             o ’476

patent,

Col. 3:66-

4:4

o   ’476

patent,

Col. 4:63-

5:3

o   ’476

patent,

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
Col. 5:21-

6:38 o ’476

patent,

Col. 7:1-8

 

File History of Zerbes

Family

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No. 11/592,595; Amendment, p.

10 (Dec. 16,

2008)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

11/592,595; Appellants’

Brief, p. 10 (Oct.

20, 2009)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

11/592,595;

Appellants’

Brief, p. 10 (June

21, 2010)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

12/768,155;

Appellant’s

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
Brief, pp. 3-6

(July 2, 2012)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

13/407,395; Pre-

Election of

Species (Feb. 28,

2012)

[BBRAUN-

BD00002919]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No. 13/407,395; Amendment, p.

10 (Feb. 7, 2013)

[BBRAUN-

BD00003676]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

13/667,261;

Preliminary

Amendment, p. 8

(Feb. 19, 2013)

[BBRAUN-

BD00005469]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

13/667,261;

Response to

Office Action,

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
pp. 14-25 (July 29, 2013)

[BBRAUN-

BD00005538-39]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

13/129,799;

Response to Office Action, p.

8 (Aug. 8, 2014)

[BBRAUN-

BD00006009]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

14/062,081;

Amendment with

RCE, pp. 6-7

(Feb. 6, 2015)

[BBRAUN-

BD00006101-02]

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No. 14/062,081; Amendment, pp.

7-8 (Sept. 8,

2015)

[BBRAUN-

BD00006149-50]

“leg” ’247 patent, claims

12, 29

No construction necessary. ’247 patent§: claims 5,

12, 29, 30; col. 2, ll. 9-

A projection that is not attached to another ’247 Patent

Specification:

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
’249 patent, claims 1,

4

’641 patent, claims

15, 22

 

Alternatively:

 

structure that transfers an external force

11; col. 2, ll. 43-50; col. 3, ll. 27-31; col. 6, ll. 1415; col. 6, ll. 23-34; col. 6, ll. 40-43; col. 7, ll. 2026; col. 8, ll. 36-40; col. 8, ll. 45-49; col. 8, ll. 5254; col. 10, ll. 7-9; col.

10, ll. 14-16; col. 10, ll. 33-37; col. 10, ll. 54-56; col. 11, ll. 7-19; col. 12, ll. 4-12; FIG. 2; FIG. 4; FIG. 8B; FIG. 10A; FIG.

10B; FIG. 11; FIG. 13

’249 patent: claims 1, 4,

6, 8, 23, 24

’641 patent: claims 15,

22, 25

structure at one end and that receives an external force that moves the projection •        Figs. 3, 4, 5A,

5B, 8B, 8C, 9D,

10A, 10B, 11, 12,

13, 14

•        Col. 6:14-43 • Col. 7:20-26 • Col. 8:36-49

•        Col. 10:7-16

•        Col. 10:33-37

•        Col. 11:4-22

•        Col. 12:10-12 File History of Zerbes family:

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No. 11/592,595; Amendment; p.

12 (Dec. 16,

2008)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

11/592,595;

Appellants’

Brief, pp. 14-15

(Oct. 20, 2009)

•        File History of U.S. Appl. No.

11/592,595;

Appellants’

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
Brief, p. 15 (June

21, 2010)

• File History of U.S. Appl. No.

11/592,595;

Appellants’ Reply Brief under 37 C.F.R. § 41.41 and

M.P.E.P. § 1208, pp. 4, 13 (Oct. 26, 2010)

“needle trap” ’605 patent, claims 1,

25, 30

’454 patent, claims 1, 18, 23, 24

’530 patent, claims 1,

15, 17

Plaintiffs contend that this is not a means plus function term under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 6.

 

Not indefinite under § 112.

 

Given that Plaintiffs received Defendants’ alternative construction at 1:18 p.m. on February 23, 2017, Plaintiffs reserve the right to provide an opposing

’605 patent†††: claims 1, 18, 25; Abstract; col. 3, l.

3 – col. 5, l. 20; FIGS.

13-22; col. 11, l. 6 – col. 12, l. 43; FIGS. 24-31; col. 12, l. 57 – col 14, l. 18; FIG. 33; col. 14, ll. 23-29; FIG. 34; col. 14, ll. 30-48; FIG. 36; col. 14, l. 54 – col 15, l. 4;

FIGS. 42A-42C; col. 15, ll. 27-63; FIGS. 43A-

43B; col. 15, l. 64 – col.

16, l. 29; FIGS. 44A44B; col. 16, ll. 30-60;

Means plus function:

 

Function:  releasably holding a needle guard adjacent a catheter hub prior to use, and entrapping and blocking a needle tip and releasing the catheter hub after use

 

Structure: a radially extending wall including a planar surface, an extending arm extending

’605 Patent

Specification  

•        FIGS. 103-105,

’605 patent, cols.

34:44-36:25

•        FIGS. 114, 115,

118, 123, 124, ’605 patent, cols.

38:28-39:19,

41:49-64

•        FIGS. 120-121,

’605 patent, cols.

39:26-41:45

•        FIGS. 125-128,

’605 patent, cols.

                                                        

†††

The parties’ citations to the ’605 patent specification are representative for the ’454, ’530, and ’605 patents (the “Kuracina” family) which share a specification.

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construction at a later date. FIGS. 61-63; col. 20, l.

64 – col 22, l. 11; FIGS. 65-69; col. 22, l. 66 – col. 21, l. 58; FIGS. 7178; col 24, l. 62 – col. 27, l. 52; FIGS. 84-85; col.

28, l. 65 – col. 30, l. 3; FIGS. 88-90; col. 30, l.

48 – col. 31, l. 49; FIGS. 92-93; FIGS. 103-108;

col. 34, l. 44 – col. 38, l. 8; FIGS. 114-116; col. 38, ll. 28-58; FIGS. 118121; col. 38, l. 63 – col. 41, l. 45; FIGS. 123-128; col. 41, l. 49 – col. 43, l. 21; FIG. 130; col. 43, ll. 28-31; FIGS. 136-138;

col. 43, l. 54 – col. 44, l.

28

’454 patent: claims 1, 18,

23, 24, 26

’539 patent: claims 1, 15,

17, 24

from the radially extending wall, and a projection extending from the extending arm, as described in the Kuracina patent specification at§§§:

o   ’605 patent, FIGS. 103-105, cols. 34:44-36:25

o   ’605 patent,

FIGS. 114, 115, 118, 123, 124, cols. 38:28-

39:19, 41:49-64 o ’605 patent, FIGS. 120-121, cols. 39:26-41:45

o   ’605 patent, FIGS. 125-128, cols. 41:65-43:27

and structural

equivalents thereof

 

Alternatively,

 

A lead in section, a wall that blocks a needle tip and that is separated from the lead in section

41:65-43:27

•        Col. 4:28-36

•        Col. 5:6-20

•        Cols. 11:58-12:2

•        Col. 13:51-62

•        Col. 14:2-16

•        Col. 14:30-42

•        Col. 15:27-36

•        Col. 15:64-16:12

•        Col. 16:30-40

•        Col. 23:47-54

•        Col. 25:6-11

•        Col: 26:20-24

•        Col. 28:65-29:1

•        Col. 29:8-28

•        Col. 29:34-37 • Col. 29:45-65 • Col. 35:30-35

•        Col. 43:28-31

•        Col. 44:6-10

•        Col. 45:4-16

•        Col. 45:20-25

•        FIGS. 13-44B,

61-94, 107-113,

116, 117, 119,

122, 129, 136-

139, 143-144

 

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by a first bend, an extending arm separated from the wall by a second bend, and a projection separated from the extending arm

by a third bend

 

Alternatively,

 

Indefinite under §112

 

Defendants disagree that Plaintiffs are entitled to any additional time to propose opposing claim constructions.

Notwithstanding Defendants’ offer to jointly stipulate to an extension of time to file the joint claim chart and thereby afford additional time for Plaintiffs to consider the alternative constructions, Plaintiffs declined that offer.

File History of Kuracina family:

 

•        Provisional Application No. 60/012,343

(“’343 app.”), p.

7: 28-30

•        ’343 app., p. 8:33-9:3

•        ’343 app., p.

14:4-10

•        ’343 app., FIGS.

15-18, 27-34

 

•        Provisional Application No. 60/025,273

(“’273 app.”), p.

4:31-5:3

•        ’273 app, p. 5:2529

•        ’273 app, p. 12:1-

5

•        ’273 app, p. 12:11-14

•        ’273 app, p. 14:15-31

•        ’273 app, p.

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15:14-26

•        ’273 app, p. 27:5-

11

•        ’273 app, p. 28:16-28

•        ’273 app, p.

32:11-14

•        ’273 app, p. 35:711

•        ’273 app, p. 43:8-

12

•        ’273 app, p.

44:12-16

•        ’273 app, p. 45:8-

10

•        ’273 app, FIGS.

6, 26-54

 

•        Provisional Application No. 60/031,399

(“’399 app.”), p.

17:17-29

•        ’399 app., p. 18:13-24

•        ’399 app., p. 21:3-19

•        ’399 app., p. 22:2-21

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•        ’399 app., p. 31:17-22

•        ’399 app., p. 33:8-10

•        ’399 app., p. 33:21-27

•        ’399 app., p. 39:7-18

•        ’399 app., p. 42:4-6

•        ’399 app., p. 42:22-25

•        ’399 app., p. 43:1-9

•        ’399 app., p. 44:7-30

•        ’399 app., p. 45:11-18

•        ’399 app., p. 46:18-28

•        ’399 app., p.

47:15-20

•        ’399 app, FIGS.

6, 20-42

 

•        ’605 patent FH Nov. 19, 2012 response at 12

 

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Claim Term / Phrase Relevant Patent, Claim(s) Plaintiffs’ Proposed Construction Plaintiffs’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence Defendants’ Proposed Construction* Defendants’ Citations To Intrinsic Evidence
•        U.S. Patent No. 8,545,454 FH Feb. 7, 2013

response at 15

 

•        U.S. Patent No. 7,927,314 (“’314 patent”) FH Aug.

19, 2010 Office

Action at 4

 

•        ’314 patent FH April 13, 2010

Response at 6-7

 

 

 

Case 1:16-cv-00411-RGA   Document 67   Filed 02/23/17   Page 34 of 34 PageID #: 4405

GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP

 

/s/  Gregory E. Stuhlman                     

Gregory E. Stuhlman (#4765)

The Nemours Building

1007 North Orange Street, Suite 1200

Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 661-7000 stuhlmang@gtlaw.com

 

Attorneys for B. Braun Melsungen AG, B.

Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd., and B.

Braun Medical Inc.

 

 

 

Of Counsel:

 

Scott J. Bornstein

Allan A. Kassenoff

Joshua L. Raskin

GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP

MetLife Building

200 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10166

(212) 801-9200

 

 

Dated:  February 23, 2017

 

 

RICHARDS, LAYTON & FINGER, P.A. 

 

/s/ Nicole K. Pedi                               

Frederick L. Cottrell, III (#2555)

Katharine L. Mowery (#5629)

Nicole K. Pedi (6236)

One Rodney Square

920 N. King Street

Wilmington, Delaware 19801

(302) 651-7700  cottrell@rlf.com  mowery@rlf.com

pedi@rlf.com

 

Attorneys for Defendants 

 

Of Counsel:

 

William F. Lee

WILMER CUTLER PICKERING

HALE AND DORR LLP

60 State Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02109

(617) 526 6556

 

William G. McElwain

Tracey C. Allen

WILMER CUTLER PICKERING

HALE AND DORR LLP

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20006

(202) 663-6000

 

Omar A. Khan

WILMER CUTLER PICKERING

HALE AND DORR LLP

7 World Trade Center

250 Greenwich Street

New York, NY 10007

(212) 230-8800

35

NY 246363534v4

ActiveUS 161080112v.1

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