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Occlutech CEO: St. Jude's patent suit against me "amazing and quite shocking" | Legal News

September 30, 2011 by MassDevice staff

A patent infringement lawsuit filed against Occlutech CEO Tor Peters by St. Jude is "amazing and quite shocking," according to Peters.

Occlutech
St. Jude Medical

A patent spat between St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) and Occlutech GmbH that morphed into a personal lawsuit against Occlutech CEO Tor Peters was dismissed by a German court, prompting Peters to call the suit "amazing and quite shocking."

St. Jude inherited the case, involving intravascular occlusion devices, after it acquired AGA Medical for more than $1 billion last year.

Mesh lawsuits pile up for C.R. Bard

September 29, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Lawsuits accusing C.R. Bard of selling defective and dangerous transvaginal mesh products are piling up, with the latest batch seeking to join a consolidated federal case.

Transvaginal Mesh

Dozens of patients with lawsuits against C.R. Bard Inc. (NYSE:BCR) asked to join a multi-district federal case against the company for allegedly selling defective and dangerous products – its Avaulta transvaginal mesh.

In one of the most recent suits, Lois Houghton wants a jury to decide whether Bard was negligent in designing the product and whether it failed to warn patients and doctors of potential risks.

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Ballantyne takes CFO post at Avedro | Personnel Moves

September 28, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Avedro Inc. appoints med tech veteran C. Evan Ballantyne as its chief financial officer.

Avedro

Waltham, Mass.-based medical device and pharmaceutical company Avedro appointed industry veteran C. Evan Ballantyne as its new chief financial officer.

Prior to the appointment, Ballantyne was the VP & CFO of biopharmaceutical company Clinical Data Inc., chief financial officer of Beverly, Mass.-based ZymeQuest, and vice president at chief operating officer at the ACNielsen Corporation.

BSX will pay big to the DOJ, Covidien loses bid in torcar war against AMR, Mela Sciences shares surge on FDA approval | MassDevice.com +3

September 26, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The top three medical device stories for September 26, 2011.

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Covidien loses bid in trocar war with Applied Medical Resources

September 26, 2011 by MassDevice staff

A federal judge in Texas shoots down a bid by Covidien to stop Applied Medical Resources from making surgical trocars in a long-running patent dispute, because neither company still makes the devices.

Covidien, Applied Medical Resources

A federal judge in Texas "has a hard time" with arguments presented by Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) in its long-running patent spat with Applied Medical Resources over surgical trocars.

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Applied Medical Resources trocar patent war with Covidien set for another round

September 19, 2011 by MassDevice staff

A jury trial is set for trial later this month in the latest patent spat over surgical trocars between Applied Medical Resources Corp. and Covidien plc, after a judge denies an AMR motion for summary judgment.

Applied Medical Resources, Covidien

The latest in a series of lawsuits between Applied Medical Resources Corp. and Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) is slated to go before a jury later this month, after a federal judge in Texas denied AMR's motion for summary judgment in the case.

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Covidien to launch Shanghai R&D center

September 16, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Covidien announces plans for a new research & development facility in Shanghai that's slated to open in July 2012.

Covidien

Covidien (NYSE:COV) announced plans for a flagship research & development center in Shanghai.

The 100,000-square-foot facility, which should be fully operational by July 2012, will house two of the Mansfield, Mass.-based health product maker's emerging market units: Tailored products and breakthrough platforms.

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