SOURCE: Decision Diagnostics Corp.

Decision Diagnostics Corp.

December 17, 2013 09:15 ET

Decision Diagnostics Receives Mandate From U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the Long Running Dispute With J&J Division

Final Judgment Ends Appeal Phase in Company's Favor, Renders J&J Patent Exhausted and Remands New Instructions to District Court

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - Decision Diagnostics Corp. (OTCBB: DECN), the exclusive worldwide sales, service and regulatory processes agent for the popular Shasta GenStrip™, the unique Green Glucose Test Strip, specifically designed to work with the Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE: JNJ) LifeScan Ultra family of glucose testing meters, today announced that on December 11, 2013 the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its Mandate, making its November 4, 2013 ruling final. Plaintiffs Lifescan Scotland, Ltd, and Lifescan, Inc., divisions of Johnson & Johnson failed to appeal the initial Circuit Court ruling during the statutory period of time allowed, although they still have time to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Keith Berman, Principal Executive Officer of Decision Diagnostics, commented, "We are elated that U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued this mandate, making final the current appeal portion of our long standing battle with J&J Lifescan. With the instructions in the ruling that the Circuit Court issued to the trial court in early November, we feel that we can now put what is left of the patent infringement case to the side and pursue our own anti-trust and false advertising claims against J&J/Lifescan."

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For further information about Shasta GenStrip, please visit the company's Web Sites: http://www.decisiondiagnostics.com/ or http://www.shastagenstrip.com/. The company also reminds all interested parties that the airing of its commercial video titled "GenStrip: A Patchwork of Life began on November 1 and will continue. We are currently filming additional Patchwork of Life commercials. And in the meantime the extremely popular video is available for viewing at: http://shastagenstrip.com/shasta_ad.html or http://youtu.be/zzBuHxb-rlM

GenStrip™ test strips are a product of Shasta Technologies, LLC and are not manufactured, distributed, endorsed, or approved by nor associated with LifeScan®, Inc. a Johnson & Johnson® Company, manufacturers and distributors of the OneTouch® Ultra® Family of Meters and OneTouch® Ultra® test strips purchased prior to July 2013.

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