Medtronic Dispute With Cordis To Stay In Texas

Law360, New York (March 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied Cordis Corp.'s request to move a consolidated patent dispute filed by rival Medtronic Inc. from Texas to California.

Judge John T. Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled Monday that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary had not given an adequate reason to move the case to the Northern District of California from the district where Medtronic had chosen to file it.

“Defendant has failed to satisfy its burden of showing that the balance of convenience...
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