Endoheart AG v. Edwards Lifesciences CorporationC.A. No. 14-1473 – LPS, March 31, 2016.

Stark, C. J.   Claim construction opinion issues regarding five terms from one patent.  A Markman hearing took place on February 4, 2016.

The disputed technology relates to heart valve replacements. The following terms were considered:

  1. “configured to conform to the direction of blood flow”
  2. “elongated wire configured /elongated wire having a length along which  the wire is configured”
  3. “installing”
  4. “access device having means for preventing bleeding through the access device”
  5. “the feeding directed by the blood flow”