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Hinckley Allen Client ALCOR Scientific Prevails in Defense of Patent and Copyright Infringement and Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims

Hinckley Allen client, ALCOR Scientific Inc., has defeated long-pending patent and copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims relating to ALCOR’s diagnostic medical instruments.  After years of litigation and a three week trial, ALCOR prevailed on all patent and copyright counts and, as a result of pretrial filings and a recent ruling, prevailed on numerous trade secret misappropriation claims.

A team of veteran trial lawyers delivered the following results for ALCOR:

  • Overturning a $6.5 million trade secrets verdict
  • Successfully defending against all claims of patent and copyright infringement
  • Securing a new trial on one trade secret misappropriation claim

“For years, our competitor, Alifax Holdings of Italy, has falsely told our customers and potential customers that ALCOR has infringed its patents.  It has tried to accomplish in the courtroom what it could not in the marketplace, design and sell a high quality blood testing instrument like our iSED® at a competitive price,” said ALCOR’s President, Karla Ruggeri.  “We are grateful to the federal court in Rhode Island and for our legal team at Hinckley Allen.”

Hinckley Allen’s trial team consisted of Craig M. Scott, Christine K. Bush, and Laurel M. Gilbert.

ALCOR is a designer and manufacturer of innovative diagnostic instrumentation and medical devices for the healthcare industry.  The company is based in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and the diagnostic products at issue are made in the U.S.A.

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