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Cordis Cites Stent Risk But Still Loses Patent Fight

Law360 (September 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Johnson & Johnson Inc. subsidiary's attempt to overturn a patent infringement ruling based on new evidence alleging that its stents caused fatal blood clots has been denied by a Delaware federal judge, who ruled that the evidence was “too speculative” and “may well inflame” a jury.

Judge Sue L. Robinson on Monday dismissed motions by J&J unit Cordis Corp. which sought to overturn two findings of infringement on Boston Scientific Corp. patents for coronary stent patents. Robinson also entered final judgments that Boston Scientific and...
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