WASHINGTON, April 4 Cordis Corp, a Johnson and
Johnson subsidiary, did not infringe upon a stent patent
owned by a radiologist, an appeals court said on Thursday,
reversing a ruling by a lower court which had ordered Cordis to
pay $482 million.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a
ruling from a Texas jury, which had found Cordis guilty of
infringement and ordered the payment, plus interest.
The appeals court ruled that Cordis had not infringed.
A lawyer for the radiologist, Bruce Saffran, was not
The case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
of Texas was No. 07-CV-0451. The case at the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit is Bruce Saffran v. Johnson &
Johnson and Cordis Corp., No. 2012-1043.