Getinge Dodges Subsidiary's Blood Pump Patent Fight

Law360 (September 4, 2018, 11:00 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday released Swedish medical device company Getinge AB from a battle over the legal rights to a blood pump method, saying Abiomed Inc. had failed to claim Getinge had any stake in the contested patent.

U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV granted Getinge's motion to dismiss counterclaims Abiomed lodged against the parent company of Maquet Cardiovascular LLC, trimming the third party from Abiomed and Maquet's dueling lawsuits over U.S. Patent No. 9,789,238. The patent was granted to Maquet in October 2017 to protect a guided intravascular device that can be put into a patient's bloodstream to improve...

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