Judge Halts Use of Lifesaving Heart Valve Scott Graham, The Recorder April 14, 2014 | 3 Comments share share by mail share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. print reprints Medtronic's valve leads to 'better outcomes with a lower risk of death,' Judge Gregory Sleet of Delaware concluded, but it steps on a rival's patent. Sign up for a free digital membership and get great benefits like: Already Registered? Sign In now 5 free articles* every 30 days, from other ALM publications Exclusive discounts on ALM events and products The Recorder digital newsletter, plus your choice of more than 30 digital newsletters Access on the device of your choice: smartphone, tablet, or desktop Unlimited free access to Corporate Counsel and Law Technology News online Create Account with LinkedIn Register Now *May exclude premium content VIEW COMMENTS ( 3 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions Arne Apr 17, 2014 Something sucks in our system when high paid law years get 500 bucks an hour to fight while people die! Of course, the parties could consider the public good and find a way to merge their knowledge to split profits and sell the product. But, that means lower attorney fees and a win win is not what people are wanting when they hire these firms. Apr 17, 2014 Are these people for real? Is patent more important than human lives? Did the good Judge explore accounts of profits option? Duh? Perry Mason Apr 16, 2014 Judge Sleet, Regina Murphy, jack blumanthal, and the CEO of Edwards should have to call each heart patient and personally explain how the "public interest" in patent rights trumps the public interest in saving lives. How do these people sleep?? I like money as much as the next person, but are there no limits on greed? Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202651116223 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.