Medtronic Loses Jury Trial Bid In Defibrillator Suit

Law360, New York (November 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has struck down a bid by Medtronic Inc. for a jury trial on its declaratory judgment claims in the latest chapter of a nearly two-decade-long litigation saga with Boston Scientific Corp. unit Guidant Corp. over two patents for implantable cardiac defibrillators.

Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted a motion by Mirowski Family Ventures LLC — the holding company that owns the rights to the two patents at issue — to deny Medtronic's jury trial...
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