Medtronic Wins Stay In Abbott Stent Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted Medtronic Inc.'s bid to stay a suit filed against it by Abbott Laboratories Inc. over a stent patent Medtronic was previously enjoined from infringing, despite Abbott's argument that the bid was a “bait-and-switch” tactic barred by judicial estoppel.

Judge D. Lowell Jensen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a ruling on Tuesday granting Medtronic's motion for a stay while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reviewed an application to extend the term of the patent-at-issue...
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