Boston Scientific, St. Jude Can't Beat UC Patent Claims

By Melissa Daniels (May 31, 2017, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The Regents of the University of California can continue to bring patent infringement claims against St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific Corp. over a surgical method to treat irregular heart rhythms after a California federal judge on Tuesday shot down two motions to dismiss from the medical device manufacturers.

UC asserted a pair of patents in separate suits against St. Jude and Boston Scientific in late October. It brought claims of contributory infringement and actively inducing infringement based on the companies' sales of medical devices that physicians use to perform a patented method to treat atrial fibrillation.

St. Jude sought to...

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