St. Jude Wields Patents Against Device Maker

Law360, New York (October 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Medical technology giant St. Jude Medical Inc. has hit Access Closure Inc. with a suit alleging the defendant’s vascular closure device infringes several St. Jude patents.

The complaint, lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, claims a vascular closure device made by Access Closure falls within the scope of five patents St. Jude holds related to plugs used to close incisions from vascular surgeries.

Access Closure’s Mynx vascular closure device infringes U.S. Patent Numbers 5,716,375; 5,275,616; and 5,601,602, all titled...
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