NATICK, Mass., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a District Court ruling which found that the NIR(R) stent infringed one claim of a patent owned by Johnson & Johnson. The Appeals Court also reversed the District Court's decision that a second claim was invalid and affirmed the infringement of that claim. The Appeals Court remanded the case back to the District Court, noting that the District Court still has to determine damages and may need to revisit the issue of validity in light of a revised claim construction.
The NIR stent is a bare-metal stent formerly sold by Boston Scientific; the Company no longer sells the NIR stent.
Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. For more information, please visit: http://www.bostonscientific.com.
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