Stent Wars: Return Of The Lost Patent

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 1:19 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit’s recent opinion in Cordis Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp., 658 F.3d 1347 (Fed. Cir., Sept. 28, 2011) (Gajarsa, J.), is yet another opinion coming from a series of litigations known as the “Stent Wars,” which the court describes as an “epically expensive litigation saga.”

The issues addressed in this opinion are somewhat clouded by the complex procedural and factual history of this litigation (this opinion relates to district court proceedings from the early 2000s); however, two issues warrant special attention. First, the court...
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