Medtronic Can Add Claims, But Stent Trial Bumped

Law360, New York (September 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Medtronic Inc. will be allowed to add patent infringement claims against Boston Scientific Corp. in an ongoing lawsuit over the Promus stent, but it won't get the January trial date it wanted after a federal judge decided more time was needed to deal with damages-related issues.

At a hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday, Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton granted Medtronic's motion to amend its claims, but said she was persuaded that there would be prejudice to BSC if...
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