Wyeth Loses Bid To Stay Stent Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (February 1, 2011, 6:49 PM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to stay a dispute between Pfizer Inc. unit Wyeth and Abbott Laboratories over patents for drug-coated stents while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office re-examines one of the patents involved.

Judge Joel A. Pisano of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Monday denied the motion by Abbot and co-defendant Boston Scientific Corp. to stay proceedings in the suit, which was filed against them by plaintiffs Wyeth and Cordis Corp.

The judge ruled that putting the litigation...
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