Fed. Circ. Won't Revive St. Jude Vascular Closure Patent

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 4:32 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday rebuffed St. Jude Medical Inc.'s bid to have the court reconsider its ruling that a St. Jude patent for a vascular closure device was not protected by the U.S. patent code's safe-harbor provision against allegations of double-patenting, and was therefore invalid.

Previously, a three-judge panel for the appeals court had partially reversed a 2011 decision that Access Closure Inc. infringed three St. Jude's patents with its Mynx vascular closure device. The appeals court affirmed that two of the patents — U.S....
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