Medtronic Sues Cordis In New Stent Dispute

Law360, New York (March 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The fresh lawsuit was filed March 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging Cordis infringed two patents for expandable stent technology and a method of drug delivery.

Medtronic is the sole licensee of the patents in suit, which were issued in 2005 to two Canadian doctors and assigned to Vancouver, Canada-based drug maker Evysio Medical Devices ULC.

Evysio is also a plaintiff in the case, as is Medtronic Vascular Galway Ltd., Medtronic’s Irish subsidiary that holds a sublicense to the...
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