Judge Upholds Verdicts In Stent Disputes

Law360, New York (May 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has upheld two separate rulings in patent lawsuits over stents, granting a win each for the medical device makers Boston Scientific and Cordis Corp., a Johnson & Johnson company.

In the first decision Thursday, Judge Sue Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware affirmed a jury verdict from June 2005, ruling that Boston Scientific’s Taxus stent and its Liberte and Express bare metal stents infringed Cordis’ Palmaz patent, which expired last year, related to balloon inflatable stents.

The jury also...
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