$570M Boston Sci Contract Row Shoots Back To State Court

By David McAfee (June 5, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Thursday partially granted a patent licensing company's bid to remand to state court a $570 million lawsuit against Boston Scientific Corp. over an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, finding Thursday that removal to district court was untimely.

Mirowski Family Ventures LLC sued Boston Scientific — which had licensed multiple ICD patents from inventor Dr. Michel Mirowski — for allegedly striking a secret deal to settle six suits against St. Jude Medical Inc. for purportedly infringing the patents, in exchange for St. Jude's dropping the claims it had filed against Boston Scientific. Boston Scientific remanded the case to federal court...

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