Guidant sues St Jude over cardiac devices:
This article was originally published in Clinica
According to a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing by St Jude Medical, three of its heart devices are the subject of a patent infringement suit launched by rival Guidant. The suit was filed in the federal district court in Delaware. The disputed products are St Jude's Atlas HF and Epic HF ICD cardiac resynchronisation devices, and its Frontier CRM. The filing reported that the same patent was also involved in a lawsuit between Guidant and Medtronic, which both beat St Jude to market heart failure devices. St Jude is awaiting FDA approval for the Atlas and Epic devices.