21 May 2013Patents

Supreme Court to hear Medtronic case

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a patent infringement case between medical device manufacturers Medtronic and Boston Scientific.

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1 December 2011   The 16th Annual CIPA Congress boasted an impressive programme of important speakers, and witnessed lively debate on patent developments in the UK and further afield.
11 November 2013   On November 5, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Medtronic Inc v Boston Scientific Corporation case to determine whether the patent holder or licensee bears the burden of proof in matters where declaratory judgment of non-infringement has been sought.
22 January 2014   The US Supreme Court has ruled that when licensees seek a declaratory judgement of non-infringement, the patentee bears the burden of proof to show infringement.