Posted On: May 3, 2013 by Samantha G. Wilson

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...