Covid-Test Swab Patent Appeal Dismissed as Court Lacks Authority

The Federal Circuit declined to once again step into a patent-infringement fight over the swabs used to test for Covid and other diseases, finding the court lacks jurisdiction to hear Puritan Medical Products Co.’s appeal.

district court’s denial of Puritan Medical’s motion to dismiss the infringement lawsuit brought by Copan Italia SpA isn’t reviewable because the ruling wasn’t a conclusive determination of an issue in the case, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday.

The decision sends the long-running case back to the US District Court for the District of Maine, where Copan Italia sued …

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