Judge Corrects Claim Order In Medtronic Stent Case

Law360, New York (January 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A California district court has determined it made a mistake in last month’s claim construction order in Medtronic Inc.’s infringement suit against Abbott Laboratories and its cardiovascular unit over balloon catheter and stent patents.

Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton agreed with Medtronic on Thursday that she should have defined references to “polygon” in its expandable stent patent as “a closed figure” made up of curved lines, straight lines or a combination of both, such as a closed arrowhead shape.

The judge of the U.S. District Court for...
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