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About 460 companies were bought for $46.4 billion last year, down 13% from 2010, but the deals were valued 30% higher, compared with the $35.6 billion spent in 2010, according to a Dow Jones VentureSource report.
Dr. Andrew Wakefield, whose now-debunked research sparked the vaccines/autism debate, filed a defamation suit against the British Medical Journal and one of its investigative reporters over a series of articles published last year.
Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) plans to go another round with Zoll Medical Corp. (NSDQ:ZOLL) over automated external defibrillators, suing Zoll in Washington state over a new string of allegedly infringed patents.