SAN FRANCISCO — After taking a $20 million hit in a bench trial this summer, TriReme Medical Inc. on Tuesday won the latest round in its fight with a rival in the market for surgical devices that help doctors clear blocked arteries.
An Oakland federal jury on Tuesday found that TriReme’s “Chocolate” balloon angioplasty catheter doesn’t infringe a patent held by AngioScore Inc. In a further blow to AngioScore, the jury declared its patent invalid, finding that it was obvious in light of prior art in the development of similar catheters.
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