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Maquet Files Patent Suit Against Abiomed Over Blood Pumps

Dec. 4, 2017
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Maquet Cardiovascular filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts against Abiomed over the company’s intravascular blood pumps.

Abiomed allegedly became aware of Maquet’s patent No. 9,789,238 for its implantable devices that may be used to “supplement and even fully support” a patient’s blood circulation around Aug. 24, 2016.

But Abiomed continued to directly infringe patent claims 1, 13 and/or 19 in manufacturing and selling its Impella 2.5, 5.0 and CP intravascular blood pumps, Maquet claimed.

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