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Dr. Nalini Rajamannan, a Northwestern University cardiologist who sparked a federal investigation into fellow physician and inventor of the Myxo annuloplasty ring for allegedly implanting the device in patients without consent, is fired from Northwestern after being denied tenure.
A Texas jury handed Applied Medical Resources a win over Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) in a long-running patent spat over surgical trocars, ruling that AMR does not infringe the patents and that Covidien’s patents are invalid, anyway.
Kinetic Concepts Inc (NYSE:KCI) says it plans to withdraw from all patent infringement cases involving intellectual property licensed from Wake Forest University after a federal judge ruled the patents invalid last year.