Radiologist Targets Abbott Labs Over Stent Patent

Law360, New York (August 25, 2009, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey radiologist who won a major infringement verdict against Boston Scientific Corp. in 2008 over a type of drug-eluting coronary stent system has sued Abbott Laboratories over the same patent.

Dr. Bruce N. Saffran filed suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas over U.S. Patent Number 5,653,760, claiming Abbott's Xience V everolimus-eluting coronary stent system infringes the patent.

Boston Scientific has an arrangement with Abbott to sell the same stent under the name Promus, but the latest action...
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