J&J Medical Device Prevails In Trade Secret Appeal

Law360, New York (December 6, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Johnson & Johnson medical device prevailed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit when the doctor that sued the company for trade secret violations failed to show proper similarity between his heart surgery device and J&J’s alleged copy.

Dr. Alexander Stratienko, a Tennessee resident, sued J&J’s vascular unit Cordis Corp. in January 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. After granting Cordis’ motion for summary judgment, the district judge dismissed the case in August 2004, prompting the...
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