Medtronic Wins Patent Fight Over Sinus Surgery Tool

Law360, New York (August 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge granted one of Medtronic Xomed Inc.’s motions for summary judgment Tuesday in a patent infringement case regarding a sinus surgery instrument.

In the lawsuit, first filed in May 2004, Xomed alleged that Gyrus ENT LLC’s three sinus debrider instruments—the Turbo 7000, the ESSential Shaver System and the Diego Powered Dissector System—all directly, contributorily and willfully violated its patent.

The medical device maker also accused Gyrus of inspiring others to violate the patent.

“Gyrus argues that, as a matter of law, it cannot be...
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