Medtronic Sues Edwards Over Heart Valve Patents

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT) -- Medtronic Inc. hit Edwards Lifesciences LLC with an infringement suit in Minnesota federal court on Friday over four patents related to prosthetic heart valve technology.

Medtronic, headquartered in Minneapolis, and cardiac device maker 3F Therapeutics Inc. claim that Irvine, Calif.-based Edwards has infringed four patents issued between 1999 and May with two valve product lines and two other heart surgery devices.

“As a result of the infringing acts, Medtronic has sustained damages and will continue to sustain damages in the future, including irreparable harm, unless defendant...
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