Dutch Court Rules Against Micro Therapeutics In Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (October 28, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Dutch court has ruled that Micro Therapeutics' (MTI) Sapphire embolic coils infringe three patents that are held by the University of California and its licensee, Boston Scientific Corporation, the company said in a statement.

The Dutch court decision was in conjunction with a legal action initiated by MTI in September 2002 to assert the invalidity of four patents held by the UC and BSC as well as MTI's non-infringement of such patents. The court ruled that one of the UC/BSC patents, which covers a dual...
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