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Judge Sleet construes claim terms for medical device patent

Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet recently issued a claim construction order in Edwards Lifesciences, L.L.C., et al. v. Medtronic CoreValve, L.L.C., et al., C.A. No. 12-cv-23-GMS (D. Del. Apr. 23, 2013). The Court construed the following disputed claim terms of U.S. Patent No. 8,002,825, entitled “Implantable Prosthetic Valve for Treating Aortic Stenosis”:

-“a prosthetic valve for implantation in a stenosed aortic valve”
-“metallic frame having intersecting bars”
-“frame made with intersecting metallic bars”
-“Frame”
-“18 French arterial introducer”
-“the frame being expandable”
-“a flexible valvular structure”
-“internal cover”
-“comprises a concave shape profile” and “shape comprising a concave profile”
-“wherein the frame is configured to be expanded by a balloon”

Edwards Lifesciences, et al. v. Medtronic CoreValve, L.L.C., et al., C.A. No. 12-cv-23-GMS (D. Del. Apr. 23…

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