Guidant prevails in Mirowski patent dispute against Medtronic:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Guidant has won a lawsuit against rival Medtronic concerning a patent relating to cardiac resynchronisation therapy and bi-ventricular pacing therapy. A US district court upheld the validity of the patent which Guidant exclusively licensed from Mirowski Family Ventures - the company which owns the patent rights of Dr Michel Mirowski, inventor of the implantable defibrillator. Medtronic, a licensee of the patent, had filed suit in August 2003 to have the patent declared invalid.
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