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Ivera Medical claims additional patent infringement by Covidien, filing a 2nd lawsuit over port protection caps.

Ivera lobs another lawsuit at Covidien

California medical device maker Ivera Medical announced a 2nd lawsuit against Covidien (NYSE:COV), this time in a district court in Southern California, claiming infringement of patents for disinfecting caps for medical devices.

The new lawsuit alleged infringement of a 4th patent, adding to the 3 cited in a separate patent infringement lawsuit filed against Covidien earlier this month. Ivera has also filed similar patent infringement lawsuits against at least 3 rivals in the last year.

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