1. Laser Wars: Volcano Vindicated on OCT Trade Secret Suit

    Laser Wars: Volcano Vindicated on OCT Trade Secret Suit
    Last week the Superior Court of Massachusetts entered a Final Judgment in the latest round of "Laser Wars" being waged between Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC) and St. Jude Medical (NYSE: STJ). Both companies "lasered up" a few years ago...and that has led to their "lawyering up" -- remember "Stent Wars"? In fact, Dr. Julio Palmaz, co-inventor of the first angioplasty balloon exandable Palmaz-Schatz stent, told me last year that the biggest thing an inventor needed to understand was just how much time he'll be spending in court, defending his patent. That certainly is the case with the laser technology ...
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