Abbott Suffers Blows In Cordis Stent Feud

Law360, New York (November 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a setback for Abbott Laboratories, a federal judge has intercepted the medical device maker’s attempt to add allegations to its claims against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Cordis Corp. and punted two related actions in a wide-ranging showdown over drug-eluting coronary stent patents.

In a memorandum opinion handed down Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Judge Sue Robinson denied motions by Abbott Laboratories and Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. to supplement complaints in two suits and granted J&J’s bid to toss a...
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