Thermal Scalpel Sews Up Cutting Tool Patent Spat

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Thermal Scalpel LLC's patent infringement suit over an electrically heated surgical cutting tool is wrapping up, with a federal judge putting the case on hold as the patent company concludes settlement talks with the remaining defendants, Boston Scientific Corp. and St. Jude Medical Inc.

Judge David Folsom of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a stay Tuesday, postponing all deadlines in the case for 30 days while Thermal Scalpel negotiates a deal with the medical device manufacturers.

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