Medtronic Sues Over Alloy Device Patents

Law360, New York (February 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. on Monday sued a rival cardiovascular device manufacturer for allegedly infringing its patents relating to blood vessel occlusion devices made with alloys.

In its suit, Medtronic claims that rival AGA Medical Corp.’s products currently on the market infringe on three of its patents.

Minnesota-based AGA develops, manufactures and sells medical devices used in occlusion, or the closure or blockage of blood vessels in the heart, under the brand name Amplatzer. These devices can be used, for example, to repair damage caused...
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