Similar infringement proceedings have also been filed in The Netherlands and Ireland.
The proceedings follow a favorable ruling for OrbusNeich by the European Patent Office (EPO) on February 11, 2013, in connection with the '482 patent. The EPO decision, which has been appealed, upheld the claim of the '482 patent, as amended, against an opposition by Boston Scientific and Terumo, claiming the patent was invalid.
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