AGA Hits Occlutech With IP Suits In Germany, UK

Law360, San Diego (June 16, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT) -- AGA Medical Inc., a unit of St. Jude Medical Inc., said Thursday that it launched suits in Germany and the U.K. alleging occlusion devices by Occlutech AB subsidiaries infringed the medical device maker’s patents.

AGA lodged the suits in the District Court of Dusseldorf and the High Court of Justice’s Chancery Division, Patents Court against Occlutech GmbH and Occlutech U.K., asserting a total of three patents and seeking injunctive relief and monetary damages.

The suits claim that Occlutech’s atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure...
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