Covidien escapes patent suit filed by Thermal Scalpel with licensing deal

October 9, 2009 by MassDevice staff

The Newport Beach, Calif.-based firm drops the Mansfield, Mass.-based medical device maker and its corporate predecessor, Tyco Healthcare, from a lawsuit accusing some of the industry's largest players of infringing a patent for its electrically heated surgical cutting tool after cutting a deal to license the technology.

Covidien escapes patent suit filed by Thermal Scalpel with licensing deal

Covidien and its corporate predecessor Tyco Healthcare Group LP escaped a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Thermal Scalpel LLC against some of the industry's biggest players, including Boston Scientific Corp., Smith & Nephew and Medtronic.

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