They were once part of a successful team that produced apopular latex condom marketed under the name Pleasure Plus.Today, the two former colleagues are adversaries in a patentinfringement battle.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway Jr. in Newark lastmonth granted a motion by the patent holder for a temporaryrestraining order to stop its inventor, Dr. Alla Venkata KrishnaReddy, from marketing a similar condom under a different name.