Catheter Co. Wants 'Copycat' Boston Scientific Device Banned

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT) -- Medical device maker Vascular Solutions Inc. on Monday asked a federal judge to bar rival Boston Scientific Corp. from selling an alleged "copycat" device that Vascular Solutions says infringes the patents for its flagship product, a bendable catheter for inserting stents into blocked arteries.

Minneapolis, Minn.-based Vascular Solutions has accused Boston of using its "substantially greater resources" to sell its alleged rip-off device, called the Guidezilla, to Vascular Solutions' customers and undercut the prices of the company's GuideLiner, which enables heart doctors to implant stents in...
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