Fed. Circ. Affirms AGA Patent Win In Heart Device IP Row

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed the partial dismissal of a suit brought by the University of Minnesota alleging AGA Medical Corp. infringed two patents directed to medical devices for repairing heart defects, saying a lower court properly constructed the claims of one patent and appropriately ruled the second as anticipated by prior art.

A three-judge panel said in a precedential decision that a lower court properly found that AGA had not infringed one of two patents for so-called septal occluders, which are medical devices used...
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