Medtronic Didn't Infringe BSC Defibrillator IP: Judge

Law360, New York (March 30, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Wednesday sided with Medtronic Inc. in its declaratory judgment suit against Boston Scientific Corp. that it did not infringe two patents for implantable cardiac defibrillators.

Judge Sue Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware affirmed that the two patents held by Mirowski Family Ventures LLC and licensed to Boston Scientific were valid, but found that Medtronic’s devices, including its InSync, Concerto, Maximo II and Consulta products, did not violate them.

In the case, Minneapolis-based Medtronic argued that...
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