Medtronic, Abbott Fight For Judgment In Stent Feud

Law360, New York (September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Medtronic Inc. and Abbott Laboratories Inc. faced off in federal court Wednesday, each vying for summary judgment on the issue of whether certain claims of two stent patents were invalid or obvious as anticipated by prior art.

At a hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, attorneys for Medtronic told Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton that Abbott was persisting in arguments already rejected by the court in the case as part of its claim construction, while counsel for Abbott claimed that the...
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