Abbott Unit Wins IP Injunction On Rival's Heart Surgery Device

Law360, London (March 12, 2020, 5:22 PM GMT) -- A London judge on Thursday issued an injunction against Edwards Lifesciences for infringing two patents for a heart surgery device owned by an Abbott Laboratories subsidiary, rejecting arguments it was in the public interest to allow the competitor to enter the British market.

In a pair of judgments, High Court Judge Colin Birss ruled that Abbott unit Evalve Inc.'s patents were valid and infringed by Edwards device and separately granted an injunction barring Edwards from selling its own device, which is used to perform minimally invasive mitral valve repairs by inserting a clip through a catheter.

Edwards had argued that even...

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