German Court Clears CoreValve In Patent Spat

Law360, New York (October 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A German district court has ruled against Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in its infringement suit against rival CoreValve Inc., dealing a blow to Edwards in its trans-Atlantic fight over a patent for transcatheter heart valve technology.

The District Court for Düsseldorf, Germany, held Thursday that CoreValve's ReValving aortic valve replacement system doesn't infringe any of the claims of Edwards' German patent.

Edwards plans to appeal the decision, which will not affect the company's sales of its Sapien transcatheter aortic valve in Germany or elsewhere, according to a...
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