PureWick Corp., a Becton Dickinson company, succeeded in its infringement lawsuit PureWick Corp. v. Sage Products LLC. PureWick’s lawsuit alleged that Sage Products infringed U.S. Patent Nos. 10,226,376; 10,390,989; 10,376,407, which relate to a female external catheter that purports to reduce catheter-associated infections and other issues with traditional medical equipment.
The Delaware jury determined that Sage Products, a Stryker company, infringed all of PureWick’s claims with its competing product, and rejected Sage’s non-infringement and invalidity counterclaims. The jury awarded PureWick $26.2 million in lost profits resulting from the infringement, and $1.8 million as a royalty for Sage Products’ sale of the infringing product. The jury also determined that Sage Products willfully infringed two of the three patents.
Brittany Penn is an associate in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on patent prosecution, client practice, litigation, and IP Transactions and Agreements. Brittany completed her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University and received her J.D. at Case Western Reserve School of Law. While in law school, Brittany was a member of the Intellectual Property Venture Clinic where she prepared trademark applications, patent applications, and performed patent diligence. Brittany worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2019 as joined the firm in 2021.