Obtained dismissal of trade secret claims and settled patent infringement claims brought against a medical device company

April 29, 2008

Boston Scientific v. ev3, Inc.

Defended ev3, Inc., in an action brought by Boston Scientific Corporation and Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. for misappropriation of trade secrets under Minnesota law and infringement of patents related to medical devices known as embolic protection filters. Successfully defended allegations that several senior members of Boston Scientific management appropriated the subject trade secrets when they left Boston Scientific and went to ev3. The claim for misappropriation of trade secrets was dismissed; the patent case was settled before trial on a confidential basis.

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Jake M. Holdreith


Managing Partner, Minneapolis Office
Member of Executive Board

Patrick M. Arenz


Member of Executive Board

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