By-Pass Sues Abbott Over Vascular Repair Patent

Law360 (July 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- By-Pass Inc. has sued Abbott Laboratories Inc. for allegedly infringing on a patent related to technology for closing punctured blood vessels.

In a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, By-Pass said that Abbott's StarClose Vascular Closure System product line infringes U.S. Patent Number 7,396,359, which was issued to By-Pass last week.

The '359 patent, titled “Vascular hole closure,” describes a surgical device used to close a hole in a blood vessel with one or more sutures....
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