Kurin, Inc., the inventor and manufacturer of the Kurin® blood culture collection sets, provided an update on the ongoing patent infringement case brought against Kurin by Magnolia Medical. It has been more than a year since the jury trial concluded and the Court has stayed Kurin’s motion for indefiniteness, pending an upcoming motion for judgment of noninfringement. In a lengthy accompanying opinion, the Court stated that “it seems likely that Kurin will prevail on its renewed motion for [judgment] of noninfringement of at least claim 1 and perhaps claim 24 as well.”
“Although this case is far from over, we remain optimistic,” said Bob Rogers, CEO of Kurin, Inc. “We strongly believe we do not infringe the ‘483 patent and expect to file the noninfringement motion in the coming weeks. The trial process is a lengthy one and, as we have said all along, we will fight this meritless lawsuit as long as needed.”
“This lawsuit is a distraction and, sadly, we hear from customers that they get a very one-sided perspective from Magnolia Medical that is at odds with the facts of the case. Our focus will remain on helping hospitals improve their clinical outcomes with the market-leading Kurin Lock device, as well as the new Kurin Jet, which is not a subject of any litigation.”
Kurin’s revolutionary 510(k) cleared approaches to the contaminated blood culture problem are based on elegantly simple, intuitive designs that require no additional user steps. Kurin passively sidelines potential contaminants during blood culture collection. Contaminated blood cultures are a significant problem, as roughly one-third of the positive results are wrong, exposing these patients to unnecessary antibiotics, extending hospital stays and impacting larger community health issues, such as antimicrobial resistance and life-threatening C. diff. infections.
About Kurin, Inc.
Kurin Inc., a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), is focused on the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of products that help healthcare providers reduce contaminated blood cultures. San Diego-based Kurin has received FDA 510(k) market clearance. For more information, visit the website at www.kurin.com.