Fed. Circ. Junks Boston Scientific Win In Stent Patent Fight

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit said Wednesday that a lower court had incorrectly constructed patent claims when it found that Boston Scientific Corp. hadn't infringed an inventor's patents on coronary stents, tossing a ruling of noninfringement and remanding the case for a second time.

The appeals court said that when a California federal district court ruled on a case brought by Dr. G. David Jang against Boston Scientific and subsidiary Scimed Life Systems Inc., it improperly included a limitation in the patent claim construction that it used to find that certain Boston Scientific stents did not infringe Jang's U.S. Patent Numbers 5,954,743 and...

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