Claim Constructions Adopted In Medtronic v. Cordis

Law360, New York (April 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court in Texas has adopted claim constructions in a long-running patent dispute between Medtronic, Inc. and Cordis Corp. over catheters used in heart surgeries.

U.S. District Judge T. John Ward adopted claim constructions on four disputed terms which incorporated both parties’ arguments on Monday.

Medtronic accuses Cordis, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, of infringing two patents through its sale of stents and angioplasty balloon catheter products. The patents describe an improved design for balloon dilation catheters, which are commonly used in angioplasty procedures...
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