St. Jude Vascular Device Patent Protected By Law: Judge

Law360, New York (November 8, 2011, 9:15 PM EST) -- An Arkansas federal judge ruled Tuesday that St. Jude Medical Inc.'s patent for a vascular closure device is protected by a federal safe harbor provision against allegations of double patenting brought by a company St. Jude sued for infringement.

U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes' ruling was issued almost a year after a jury verdict found that although Access Closure Inc. was infringing U.S. Patent Number 7,008,439, the patent's claims were not "patentably distinct" from a claim in another one of St. Jude's own patents and was...
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