Patterson Belknap’s Anti-Counterfeiting Team Scores Two Wins for Medical Device Manufacturer

March 8, 2018

On March 7, 2018, the Hon. LaShann Dearcy Hall, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, adopted a January 16, 2018 Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold, granting “a permanent injunction prohibiting all defendants from infringing, counterfeiting, or otherwise violating” our client’s federally registered trademark on a blood glucose test strip, which is used by diabetics to monitor their blood glucose levels. The Court entered judgment against the defendants in the amount of $3.3 million in statutory damages and $6 million in punitive damages. To read the Judgment order, click here.

Separately, on February 27, 2018, the Hon. Margo K. Brodie, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, adopted a Report & Recommendation that was prepared by Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold in March 2014. Judge Brodie granted summary judgment as to liability in favor our client against two defendants for “trademark infringement and false designation of origin or description” with regards to counterfeit blood glucose test strips bearing our client’s trademarks, which defendants had imported or distributed.