Medical Device Cos. Must Arbitrate IP Dispute, Judge Says

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Thursday tossed an intellectual property license dispute between two medical device companies over technology to treat a heart condition, finding that all of the still-live claims must be arbitrated in India.

India-based Phoenix Cardiac Devices Private Ltd. had accused Mardil Inc., which is headquartered in Minnesota, of violating an intellectual property license agreement that the parties reached in August 2012. Under this agreement, which had a non-compete window that lasted until August 2015, each company would develop its own separate cardiac...
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