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 News Release - June 15, 2006

Boston Scientific Announces Court Upholds Jury Verdict Against J&J

NATICK, Mass., June 15 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) announced that the U.S. District Court in Delaware issued a ruling upholding a July 2005 jury verdict in a patent case against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) (NYSE: JNJ ). The ruling denies J&J's motion to overturn the verdict, in which the jury had found that J&J's Cypher® stent product infringed a Boston Scientific drug coating patent. The jury had also found the patent to be valid.

"We are very pleased that the Court has upheld the jury's verdict in favor of Boston Scientific," said Paul LaViolette, Boston Scientific Chief Operating Officer. "This ruling reaffirms the strength and innovation of our drug-eluting stent technologies."

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Source: Boston Scientific

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