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Deborah Charms v. Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., Guidant Corp., and Medtronic, Inc.

Fish Cases

Deborah Charms v. Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., Guidant Corp., and Medtronic, Inc.

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Successfully defended Medtronic against an appeal of a summary judgment granted for Medtronic in a patent infringement case brought by Deborah Charms in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging that her late husband’s patent covered virtually all the implantable cardiac defibrillators sold by Medtronic and CPI/Guidant over a period of seven years. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants, finding the patent invalid based on anticipation. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed.

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Successfully defended Medtronic against an appeal of a summary judgment granted for Medtronic in a patent infringement case brought by Deborah Charms in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging that her late husband’s patent covered virtually all the implantable cardiac defibrillators sold by Medtronic and CPI/Guidant over a period of seven years. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants, finding the patent invalid based on anticipation. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed.