Medical Device Co. Sued Over Valve Patent

Law360, New York (February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An Indiana-based medical device manufacturer has asked a German court to stop rival Edwards Lifesciences Corp. from manufacturing an artificial heart valve that allegedly infringes its patent.

Cook Inc., of Bloomington, announced Friday that it had filed a patent infringement suit in a Düsseldorf district court against Irvine, Calif.-based Edwards over its Sapien THV heart valve. Cook wants the court to stop Edwards from manufacturing, importing, exporting or selling the device, to provide an accounting of commercial activities regarding the valve, and to pay damages....
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