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Cardica's Vessel-Graft Patent Suit Survives

Law360 (March 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a patent interference suit brought by Cardica Inc. against Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies Inc. over patents covering an apparatus for minimally invasive bypass surgeries, despite IVIT’s claims that the court did not have jurisdiction over the suit.

Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied IVIT’s motion to dismiss the suit on Wednesday, finding that the Utah company’s demonstration of the technology covered in the patent-in-suit in California gave the court...
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