SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 14, 2013
C. R. BARD, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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C. R. Bard, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Supreme Court denied Gores petition for a writ of certiorari in Bards patent infringement suit against W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Bard has filed a motion to compel payment with the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona (the District Court) other than with respect to the amounts related to willfulness as previously disclosed, which was remanded to the District Court for review. The timing of final resolution of these matters remains uncertain.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
January 14, 2013