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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Patent infringement lawsuits are filed against Medtronic in the Wilmington, Delaware Federal Court and against St. Jude Medical in the San Francisco Federal Court, the company announces June 29. In the Medtronic case, patents involved relate to annuloplasty rings bands and holders and aortic heart valves. Medtronic products named in the suit include the Duran flexible annuloplasty rings, bands and holders, and the Hancock II and Mosaic aortic heart valves. In the St. Jude case, two patents are related to annuloplasty rings, bands and holders and one to manufacturing methods used to make tissue heart valves. St. Jude products named in the suit include the SJM Tailor annuloplasty rings and holders, the SJM Seguin annuloplasty rings and the Toronto SPV stentless porcine valve. Irvine, California-based firm is seeking injunctive relief and damages for infringement in both lawsuits
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