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Boston Scientific Announces Verdict in Cordis Litigation
Date:10/31/2007

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced today that a jury in U.S. District Court in San Francisco has found that Boston Scientific infringes a patent of Cordis Corporation, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, under the doctrine of equivalents. The Company said it believes the finding of infringement is in error and that it will request the judge to overturn it.

No damages were determined because the judge found that Cordis failed to submit evidence sufficient to enable a jury to make a damage assessment. The jury also found invalid four Boston Scientific patents that were infringed by Cordis.

The patents in the case involve balloon catheter technology.

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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