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Boston Scientific Announces Favorable Appellate Court Ruling Affirming Non-Infringement of Johnson & Johnson Patent
Date:9/28/2011

NATICK, Mass., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found in favor of the Company in a 1998 patent infringement suit involving Johnson & Johnson.  

In today's decision, the Court of Appeals affirmed the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware decision finding that Boston Scientific's NIR® Stent did not infringe Johnson & Johnson's Fischell patent.

"We are pleased with the decision and will continue to manage our litigation risks as part of our continuing effort to reduce our exposure," said Tim Pratt, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for Boston Scientific.

About Boston ScientificBoston 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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