Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said yesterday that it has resolved its patent infringement litigation against Micro-Tech Endoscopy over hemostasis clips used in endoscopy procedures.
Boston Scientific said it will grant a five-year, royalty-bearing license to Ann-Arbor, Mich.-based Micro-Tech for the patented hemostasis clip technology. The clips are applied to tissue or blood vessels to stop gastrointestinal bleeding.
In exchange, Micro-Tech agreed to drop its patent validity challenges, Marlborough, Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific said.
“The settlement resolves all worldwide litigation between the companies,” Boston Scientific said in a news release.
Boston Scientific sued not only Micro-Tech, but also Chinese manufacturer Micro-Tech Nanjing and distributor Henry Schein. Boston Scientific’s lawsuit — filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware — claimed that Micro-Tech’s SureClip products infringed patents for Boston Scientific’s Resolution and Resolution 360 clips.