Guidant Wins Ruling Against Medtronic In Royalties Dispute

Law360, New York (July 20, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a setback for medical device maker Medtronic, Inc., Guidant Corp. won a ruling by a Delaware federal court that upholds the validity of a patent at the center of a royalty dispute between the two companies.

U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson upheld the validity of the patent, which relates to cardiac resynchronization therapy and bi-ventricular pacing therapy.

Medtronic had sued the company in 2003, challenging its obligation to pay royalties to the Mirowski family by filing suit to have the patent declared invalid.

Medtronic had...
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