Medtronic Valve Sales Blocked In Germany In Edwards IP Row

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT) -- A German court on Friday ordered a halt to sales of Medtronic Inc.'s CoreValve aortic valve replacement system after ruling that it infringes a patent held by Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

The District Court of Mannheim, Germany, ruled in favor of Edwards, which filed suit over the device in August. The court granted an injunction barring future sales of CoreValve in Germany, and ordered a recall of the product and an accounting of past damages.

According to Edwards, the patent-in-suit covers transcatheter heart valve technology and is...
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