U Of California Sues Boston Scientific Over AFib Devices

By Melissa Daniels (October 31, 2016, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The Regents of the University of California sued Boston Scientific Corp. in California federal court on Friday alleging infringement of two patents related to an atrial fibrillation treatment, saying the device company urges doctors to practice the patented method with its marketing of catheters and other procedure-specific devices.

"With actual knowledge of the asserted patents, [Boston Scientific] actively encouraged doctors to use [Boston Scientific] devices to perform the patented method with specific intent to infringe the asserted patents," the complaint says. "With actual knowledge of the asserted patents, [Boston Scientific] sold [Boston Scientific] devices that have no substantial non-infringing uses, contributing...

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