Healthcare Industry News: AGA Medical
News Release - July 23, 2014
Occlutech Wins Invalidation of St Jude PatentJENA, Germany, July 23, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Occlutech, a leading European developer of minimally invasive implants for therapy in structural heart disease, today announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the High Court of Justice in London, that invalidates AGA/St Jude's patent -EP0957773B1 in the UK.
AGA/St Jude started litigation against Occlutech for infringing the 0957773 patent in the UK and in Germany already in 2011. While the U.K. court continued proceedings towards the present judgment, the German district court in Düsseldorf chose to stay proceedings until the EPO having taken a final decision on the validity/invalidity of the patent.
Occlutech's CEO Tor Peters says, "Obviously, we are very happy to, again, get confirmation that we are not infringing any issued and valid patent held by our competitor. Our aim is to develop superior, patented, life-saving implants that make a difference to physicians and patients and we look forward to move this process forward."
Occlutech has a manufacturing plant in Germany as well as R&D facilities in Sweden and Turkey. Implants such as ASD, PFO and PDA occluders as well as a large range of accessories from Occlutech are available in more than 80 countries.
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