medical.jpgIPNews® – Hologic Inc. said Thursday that its Gen-Probe unit has prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit against Becton Dickinson over sexually transmitted disease tests.

San Diego federal judge Roger T. Benitez granted Gen-Probe summary judgment on its infringement claims regarding patents for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing. A trial on the remaining issues in the

Smith_Nephew_CorpMark_RGB.jpgIPNews® – Smith & Nephew Inc. was awarded $4 million in damages on Tuesday for lost profits relating to Hologic Inc.’s infringement of its patents for a medical tissue removal device.

The Massachusetts federal jury verdict resolves consolidated patent litigation S&N first filed in June 2010. S&N alleged Hologic infringed U.S. Patent Numbers 7,226,459 and