Medtronic Hit With Suit Over Catheter Balloons

Law360, New York (August 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Boston Scientific Corp. has accused rival medical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc. of willfully infringing four patents for catheter balloons with its Stormer, Sprinter and Endeavor Sprint products.

The complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Medtronic has caused economic harm, and contends that Boston Scientific “will suffer irreparable harm” if the court does not stop Medtronic from continuing to infringe the patents at issue in the case.

Boston Scientific seeks a judgment of infringement, injunctive relief, damages...
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