Fed. Circ. Says Medtronic Didn't Infringe Defibrillator Patents

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that Medtronic Inc. had not infringed defibrillator patents held by Boston Scientific Corp., applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s finding that patent owners bear the burden of proof when a licensee files a suit alleging invalidity and noninfringement.

On remand from the high court, the Federal Circuit ruled that a Delaware district court had correctly held that that Mirowski Family Ventures LLC, which assigned the patents to Boston Scientific, had not proven that Medtronic had infringed the patents.

“Having determined that [Mirowski’s...
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