USITC probes intravascular patent complaint

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to investigate complaints that Yangzhou WeiDeLi Trade Co Ltd of China violated patents on intravascular medical components held by Moog Inc and other US companies.

The USITC said the investigation is based on complaints lodged by Curlin Medical Inc and Moog Inc, both of East Aurora, New York, and Zevex Inc of Salt Lake City.

“The products at issue in the investigation are infusion therapy products such as infusion pumps and disposable tubing assembly used with the pump for intravenously delivering nutrients or medication into a patient’s body,” said the USITC.

“The complainants request that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order.”

The USITC identified Yangzhou WeiDeLi Trade Co., Ltd., of Yangzhou, China, as the respondent in this investigation.