Boston Sci, Stryker Prevail In Long-Running Suits
Two closely watched device-world intellectual property cases moved toward a conclusion last week, as Boston Scientific triumphed over Edwards in a TAVR suit and Zimmer was ordered to pay $254m for infringing Stryker’s patent on a surgical-cleaning wand.
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Edwards Lifesciences and Boston Scientific announced this week that the firms had resolved an ongoing global patent dispute.
A German court has issued a preliminary ruling favoring Boston Scientific in its most recent intellectual property dispute with Edwards LifeSciences. The ruling would allow Boston Scientific to block Edwards’ Sapien 3 Ultra from the German market.
The case had gone to the US Supreme Court due to a dispute over the standards for enhanced damages. Zimmer, which was ordered to pay almost $250m in costs and penalties, expects to appeal the verdict.