Mixed Ruling For J&J In Stent Dispute

Law360, New York (June 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court granted Johnson & Johnson a mixed blessing Thursday, affirming a lower court’s finding that a coronary stent patent held by J & J subsidiary Cordis Corp. was valid, but declining to rule on the issue of whether rival Boston Scientific Corp. had infringed on the patent.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to rule on the issue of the patent’s enforceability, saying that the lower court’s findings on that matter weren’t specific enough. In its 13-page opinion, the...
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