University Of California Hits St. Jude With IP Suit

By Kat Greene (October 27, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT) -- St. Jude Medical Inc. is copying patented technology from a doctor at the University of California with a series of products used to treat patients with atrial fibrillation, a life-threatening heart condition, the school's regents said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

The Minnesota-based medical device company has been raking in millions of dollars in revenue off of products that can only be used to perform a patented method, encompassed in two patents, for treating the irregular heart rhythm, despite knowing the patent exists and even hosting seminars where the method is taught, the regents of the University of California said in...

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