Boston Scientific, St. Jude Settle Four Patent Suits

Law360, New York (July 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Boston Scientific Corp. and St. Jude Medical Inc. have settled four federal patent infringement cases and an arbitration proceeding, and have struck a deal on the parameters for litigating two ongoing cases.

Two cases were resolved in district court in Minnesota, one in California’s central district and one in the eastern district of Texas.

St. Jude is the defendant in the cases pending in federal court in Delaware and Indiana, respectively.

Pursuant to the new settlement agreement, St. Jude has agreed to forego invoking three defenses—identified...
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