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NMT Medical, Inc (NMTI) Appeals Court's Ruling In Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Cardia, Inc.


9/19/2006 1:17:26 PM

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NMT Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMTI - News) announced today that the Company and the Children's Medical Center Corporation (CMCC) have filed a notice of appeal of an August 29, 2006 decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The patent infringement lawsuit was originally filed in September 2004 against Cardia, Inc. of Burnsville, Minnesota alleging that Cardia's Intrasept device infringes upon CMCC's U.S. Patent No. 5,451,235 (the '235 Patent), which NMT licenses exclusively. The recent district court order held that Cardia's device does not infringe the patent.

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