Medtronic Judge Backs Up Ban As Case Heads To Fed. Circ.
By Michael Lipkin
Law360, Los Angeles (April 15, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge released a written opinion Tuesday explaining that he had on Friday barred most U.S. sales of Medtronic Inc.'s allegedly infringing heart valve systems because rival Edwards Lifesciences AG was likely to win on the merits — a ruling Medtronic has already appealed to the Federal Circuit.
U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet partially granted Edwards' bid for a preliminary injunction on Medtronic subsidiary CoreValve Inc.’s valve system, finding that the Federal Circuit, in a decision affirming a $73.9 jury verdict for Edwards, had...