High Court Rebuffs Boston Scientific Section 271(f) Suit

Law360, New York (January 11, 2010, 7:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Boston Scientific Corp. subsidiary's appeal of its infringement suit against St. Jude Medical Inc. over patents covering implantable defibrillators, leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling that 35 U.S.C. Section 271(f) does not apply to method patents.

The Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition for writ of certiorari from Cardiac Pacemakers Inc., Guidant Sales Corp. and Mirowski Family Ventures LLC, which have spent about 14 years battling St. Jude over its alleged infringement of patents...
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