Cordis' Stent Technology Triggers Patent Suits

Law360, New York (November 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The same day Cordis Corp. launched a patent infringement suit against Abbott Laboratories over its Cypher drug-eluting stent, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary were targeted in separate lawsuits filed by Boston Scientific Corp. and MarcTec LLC.

Cordis’ technology for its Cypher stent appeared to be the main issue of contention for all three companies, with each filing suit Tuesday in different district courts.

Cordis’ suit over its drug delivery patent was also the subject of Boston Scientific’s declaratory judgment action, and MarcTec’s infringement suit claimed...
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