OrbusNeich Announces Patent Infringement Actions Against Boston Scientific in Germany, Netherlands
OrbusNeich today announced that OrbusNeich Medical GmbH and Orbus International B.V., subsidiaries of OrbusNeich Medical, Inc., (collectively, "OrbusNeich") have commenced patent infringement actions in Germany and The Netherlands against Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) ("Boston Scientific") and its distribution affiliates in those countries.
The Complaints allege that Boston Scientific infringed two European patents covering certain novel stent designs. The two patents, held by OrbusNeich, are designated EP 2 311 412 and EP 1 341 482. OrbusNeich alleges that these patents are infringed by several of Boston Scientific's coronary stent systems, including the "PROMUS Element™", "PROMUS Element™ Plus", "OMEGA™ PtCr", and "TAXUS™ Element™" lines of stents.
OrbusNeich is seeking, among other things, a preliminary injunction prohibiting Boston Scientific from marketing and selling the infringing stents in Germany and The Netherlands. OrbusNeich also seeks damages for all sales of infringing products and a recall of commercially distributed, but not yet used stents in the Netherlands and to seize commercially distributed, but not yet used stents that are still in the possession of Boston Scientific in Germany.
"We will take all necessary actions to protect OrbusNeich from unlawful competitive practices," said Al Novak, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of