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Medtronic Trade Secrets Suit Against Nova Lives On

Law360 (May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss trade secret infringement claims in Medtronic Inc.'s suit against rival Nova Biomedical Corp. over a blood glucose meter design, finding that confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements between the companies still apply.

Judge S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Friday denied Nova's motion for summary judgment on Medtronic unit MiniMed Inc.'s claims of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and conversion.

The suit, filed in February 2008, accuses Nova of making and...
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