Claim Constructions Adopted In Catheter Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal court has adopted claim constructions in a patent dispute between Medtronic Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. that borrows heavily from a separate Medtronic case against Cordis Corp.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday lifted at least five of the 14 disputed terms straight from the Cordis case.

For example, Ward ruled for a second time that the terms “distal portion of a first length” and “proximal portion of a second length longer than...
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