Cardiologist's IP Suit V. Medtronic Gets Go-Ahead

Law360, New York (May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has allowed Oklahoma cardiologist Jan K. Voda's patent infringement lawsuit against Medtronic Inc. over a catheter used in angioplasty to go forward because the patent's licensee has given Voda the right to bring the suit.

Judge Tim Leonard of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled Thursday that Voda — who has already won a $12 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Cordis Corp. in a case involving the patent — received explicit permission from the licensee, Boston...
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