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Top U.S. court hears arguments in pacemaker patent fight by  Diane Bartz Published on Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case of warring legal doctrines raised by a heart pacemaker patent fight between giant medical devices company Medtronic Inc and privately owned Mirowski Family Ventures LLC. The case stems from Medtronic’s decision to request a declaratory judgment that some of its pacemakers do not infringe on technology patented by Mirowski and licensed to Boston Scientific and Guidant Corp, part of Boston Scientific and Abbott Laboratories. Medtronic licensed the patents in question, but in 2007, Mirowski Family Ventures claimed Medtronic was developing new products that would justify royalty payments. Medtronic filed suit, seeking an adjudication that it did not need to pay… [ Read More ]