Canadian Court Nixes J&J Suit V. Boston Scientific

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Canadian court has dismissed a long-running patent infringement suit that Johnson & Johnson brought against rival Boston Scientific over one of the medical device maker's coronary stents.

The Canadian Federal Court in Toronto ruled that Boston Scientific's NIR stent, which is no longer on the market, did not infringe one of the two patents-in-suit and ruled the other was invalid, the company said Thursday.

Following a jury trial earlier this year, Justice Carolyn Layden-Stevenson issued an order April 30 declaring that Canadian Patent Number 1,330,186...
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