Boston Scientific Stole Stent Designs: Suit

Law360, New York (March 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- OrbusNeich Medical Inc. has accused Boston Scientific Corp. of patent infringement, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets, saying BSC misappropriated stent designs that Orbus disclosed during talks over a potential joint project for use in BSC's Liberte stent.

On Monday, Orbus sued BSC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia seeking a permanent injunction, enhanced damages, attorneys' fees and interest.

The patents-at-issue are U.S. Patent Number 7,329,277, "Stent having helical elements," and U.S. Patent Number 6,821,292, "Crimpable intraluminal endoprosthesis having...
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