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Litigation In Brief

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

J&J/Medtronic stent litigation: Supreme Court declines to review ruling awarding Johnson & Johnson/Cordis $271 mil. for infringement of stent patents, including those related to its Palmaz-Schatz('762), denying a writ of certiorari in the case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had denied a rehearing in September 2003 after siding with J&J last August and remanded the case back to its original Wilmington, Del. district court (1"The Gray Sheet" Oct. 6, 2003, In Brief). Medtronic notes that the stents at issue are obsolete...

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