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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC STENTS DO NOT INFRINGE ON MEDTRONIC PATENTS, COURT SAYS

May 31, 2006
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The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld two lower court decisions in favor of Boston Scientific in a patent case with Medtronic, Boston Scientific announced May 26.

Medtronic had filed an appeal of a lower court decision rendered in 2005 by the U.S. District Court in Delaware granting summary judgment of noninfringement for Boston Scientific's TAXUS Express, Express and NIR stents, which the lower court said did not infringe four Medtronic stent patents.