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Boston prevails in stent patent tussle with Johnson & Johnson

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Johnson & Johnson last week suffered a knock-back in an ongoing stent war with rival Boston Scientific when a US district court upheld a July 2005 ruling which found J&J's Cypher drug-eluting stent (DES) to have infringed a Boston patent. Dubbed "Ding", the patent covers a two-layer drug coating technology. Aside from denying J&J's motion to overturn the previous verdict, the court also validated the patent.





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