Appeals Court Upholds Medtronic, Inc. Win Over W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. in Stent Graft Suit

Published: Sep 13, 2013

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A federal appeals court upholds the dismissal of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by W.L. Gore that accused Medtronic of violating patents covering stent graft manufacturing processes. A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's decision to toss a lawsuit filed in 2010 accusing Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) of violating patents held by W.L. Gore & Associates covering stent graft manufacturing techniques. Judge Mark Davis of the U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia dismissed Gore's claims last year, saying the ruling made Medtronic's counterclaims moot.

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