The patent No. 5,704,914 covers an intravenous catheter placement assembly, which includes a translucent hub for observing blood flashback to confirm entry into the blood vessel and a retractable needle to prevent needle stick injuries.

The US-based company alleges that developers of the intravenous catheter placement assembly, Dr Stocking and Dr Duque have contacted Becton, Dickinson on multiple occasions to seek a business relationship with respect to their patented invention.

One StockDuq in its complaint said although Becton, Dickinson requested additional information about their invention, it nevertheless declined to enter into a business relationship with the doctors.

Subsequently, Becton, Dickinson is alleged to have introduced into the market its own IV catheter placement assemblies that infringe One-SD’s patent.

The suit seeks injunctive relief and damages as remedies for the infringement.