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Bay State court calls time-out on Body Science patent lawsuits

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:29pm
Mass Device

A Massachusetts judge stays a handful of patent infringement lawsuit filed by Body Science while the patents are reviewed by regulators.

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U.S. District Court Judge Dennis Saylor ruled this month to put a hold on a patent infringement lawsuit between patient monitoring device makers Body Science, St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) and a slate of other device makers in order to give regulators at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office time to review the patents in question.

Texas device maker Body Science filed lawsuits against a handful of companies it claims are infringing on its patents for "Wireless Medical Diagnosis and Monitoring Equipment," according to legal documents.

The alleged infringement applies to pacemakers, ICDs and CRT devices with sensors that monitor heart activity and wirelessly transmit data to local data storage systems.

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