Abbott Facing Stent Injunction After French Ruling

Law360, New York (January 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Drug maker Abbott Laboratories Inc. has been dealt a blow in a patent dispute after a French court ruled a Canadian rival could stop the company from selling a medical device it recently bought from Guidant Corp.

The ruling, handed down by the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, allows privately held Evysio Medical Devices ULC to enjoin Abbott from selling a drug-eluting coronary stent in France sold under the name Xience V.

Evysio is working in legal tandem with Minneapolis-based medical device firm Medtronic Inc.,...
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