Judge Strikes J&J Invalidity Contentions In Stent Suit

Law360, New York (February 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The court overseeing a patent infringement suit over drug-eluting stent technology has stricken defendants Johnson & Johnson and Cordis Corp.'s invalidity contentions, granting a motion from plaintiff Dr. Bruce Saffran that accused the companies of burying their argument in a "haystack of references."

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas signed an order on Tuesday striking the invalidity contentions J&J and Cordis served in February 2008, and giving the defendants 20 days to file new invalidity contentions “that...
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