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Boston Scientific Announces Favorable Appellate Court Ruling Affirming Invalidity of J&J Patents
Date:6/7/2011

NATICK, Mass., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, finding all four patents in a suit involving Johnson & Johnson to be invalid.

As part of a 2007 suit, Johnson & Johnson alleged that Boston Scientific's PROMUS® Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System infringed these four patents, known as the Wright/Falotico patents.  The patents relate to coatings (drug and polymer) for drug-eluting stents.  

"We are pleased with the Court's confirmation that all four Johnson & Johnson patents are invalid," said Hank Kucheman, Executive Vice President and Group President, Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular for Boston Scientific.  "Boston Scientific will continue to vigorously defend against charges of infringement so that we can continue to provide our PROMUS products to patients in the U.S."

About Boston Scientific

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: www.bostonscientific.com.  

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