Covidien Nears OK For Stay Of California IP Suit

Law360, San Jose (January 5, 2018, 9:00 PM EST) -- A California judge said Friday he was inclined to grant Covidien LP’s request to stay Venclose Inc.’s state court suit over ownership of medical device patents an ex-Covidien engineer invented, saying a Massachusetts federal court is further along in considering a related suit filed there by Covidien.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Thomas E. Kuhnle drafted a tentative decision prior to Friday’s hearing saying that the case before his court should wait while the similar case in Massachusetts proceeds, but after listening to arguments from an attorney for Venclose he said he’d give the matter additional consideration before issuing a...

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