Endoheart AG v. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation., C.A. No. 14-1473 –LPS-CJB, November 6, 2015

Andrews, J.   Report and Recommendation, recommending that third party’s motion to intervene be granted.

Hospital seeks to intervene in order to press its claim of ownership of patent and certain related patent applications.  The court finds that the four elements required to be proven in order to intervene are met. The motion is timely, still in the discovery phase. Hospital has established a legal interest at issue. None of the existing parties will adequately represent the hospital’s ownership interest.