Edwards Unit Sues Rival Over Catheter Device

Law360, New York (May 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A subsidiary of artificial heart valve maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has reached across the Atlantic to stick an Irvine, Calif.-based rival with an infringement suit over transcatheter technology.

Edwards Lifesciences PVT Inc. on Thursday filed the suit against CoreValve Inc. in a district court in Düsseldorf, Germany, alleging that CoreValve violated its transcatheter heart valve patent.

Edwards said it has initiated talks with CoreValve on a potential licensing agreement after targeting its competitor with the suit over its re-valving system product.

“CoreValue believes that the lawsuit...
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