On May 19, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal filed by Baxter International and Baxter Healthcare Corporation regarding a patent dispute for a hemodialysis machine with Fresenius USA, Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.  The court’s decision means that the original July 2, 2013 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be upheld.  Read more about the case here