Judge To Reconsider 2nd Claim In Stent Dispute

Law360, New York (February 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has, for the second time, decided to reconsider a December claims construction order in Medtronic Inc.’s infringement suit against Abbott Laboratories and its cardiovascular unit over balloon catheter and stent patents.

On Monday, Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Abbot leave to seek reconsideration of her ruling on the construction of the term “the polygon further comprises a first wall having a concave shape and a second wall having a convex shape,” referred...
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