Navigation Links
Texas Jury Awards $250 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Boston Scientific in Balloon Catheter Lawsuit
Date:5/28/2008

MARSHALL, Texas, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division has issued a verdict in favor of Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) against Natick, Mass.-based Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) and one of its subsidiaries following a patent infringement lawsuit involving a series of Medtronic dilation and balloon catheters used in the surgical treatment of heart disease.

The week-and-a-half trial heard by the Hon. T. John Ward concluded yesterday when jurors issued their verdict following five hours of deliberations. A team of attorneys from the national law firm of McKool Smith represented Medtronic, including firm principals Sam Baxter, Kevin Burgess, Mark Mathie, Rosemary Snider and Ted Stevenson; senior counsel Tom Fasone; and associates Ada Brown, Josh Budwin, Brad Caldwell, Jason Cassady, Victoria Cathcart and Geoff Smith.

"Both our team and our client are extremely pleased with this verdict," says Mr. Baxter, lead counsel for Medtronic. "The jury closely considered the facts and delivered what we believe is a just result."

Medtronic sued Boston Scientific in 2006, asserting that Boston's Taxus Express2, Express2, Liberte, Maverick, Maverick2, and Quantum Maverick products infringed the Fitzmaurice and Anderson catheter patents owned by Medtronic.

Medtronic is the world leader in medical technology providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease. The company offers products, therapies and services that enhance or extend the lives of millions of people. Each year, six million patients benefit from Medtronic's technology, used to treat conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, neurological disorders, and vascular illnesses.

McKool Smith has more than 90 attorneys in Dallas, Austin, Marshall, New York and Washington, D.C., handling commercial and intellectual property litigation for national and international clients. The firm is recognized as one of the premier litigation law firms in the United States, having earned significant courtroom victories for clients such as American Airlines, BearingPoint, Ericsson, Electronic Data Systems, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic Inc., and Sony Ericsson.

For more information on the verdict, please contact Bruce Vincent at 214.559.4630 (office), 214.782.6747 (cell) or via e-mail at bruce@androvett.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE McKool Smith
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Study: Texas Seniors 4th Hardest-Hit from Proposed Bush Administration Medicare Cuts
2. Presbyterian Hospital of Plano Receives Prestigious Texas Award for Performance Excellence
3. Texas Oncology Reminds Women Youre the Best, Get the Tests
4. Study by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Confirms Training With Vision Software Enhances Hitting Skills
5. St. Davids HealthCare and Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Announce International Center For Training, Research and Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders
6. Texas Health Care Association: New Report on Long Term Care Workforce Spotlights Need to Boost Texas Medicaid Rates
7. Medicare Bidding Program for Dallas, Texas is Rife with Errors, Says American Association for Homecare
8. Oaks Development Group Acquires Medical Office Building in Austin, Texas
9. First Unionized Hospital in Texas
10. Texas Senator Kirk Watson Honored as Champion for Children by the AMERIGROUP Foundation
11. Jopari Ramps Up Texas eBill Production With National and Regional Carriers and Medical Billing Technology Suppliers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to ... came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, ... treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic ... osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ... raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at ... the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awards today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte ... have authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay Area ... Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness ... and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, ... today announced the five finalists of Lyme ... disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their offering. ... Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart Structures, ... involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits that ... such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed upon ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ... sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter ... 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: