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Is the final act over for the Bard-Gore patent drama?

Natalie Rahhal, New York


A case with origins in a patent application filed more than 40 years ago may finally have concluded. Natalie Rahhal analyses the twists and turns in the Bard and WL Gore dispute, including a jury verdict in March

Last month, a mild-mannered German doctor, Dr Christian Vallbracht took the stand in Delaware to testify in support of Bard Peripheral Vascular.

Dr Vallbracht holds patents in Germany for stent grafts but, he was before a Delaware jury to defend...


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