OrbusNeich initiates patent litigation against Boston Scientific in Ireland
OrbusNeich has initiated a patent infringement lawsuit in Ireland against Boston Scientific and two of its Irish subsidiaries. The lawsuit accuses Boston Scientific of infringing two of OrbusNeich's European patents (EP 2 311 412 and EP 1 341 482) covering a number of its coronary stent systems, including the Promus Element, Promus Element Plus, Omega, Taxus, Synergy and Promus Premium lines of stents.
OrbusNeich is seeking damages for the infringement and an injunction prohibiting Boston Scientific from manufacturing, offering for sale, marketing or stocking products that infringe the patents in Ireland. OrbusNeich had earlier commenced patent infringement actions in Germany and the Netherlands on 20th February 2013 against Boston and its distribution affiliates.