Occlutech GmbH announced that the district court of Frankfurt, Germany reversed an earlier court injunction obtained by AGA Medical Corporation (AGA) against Occlutech's sales and marketing activities relating to the newly launched Figulla Flex ranges of ASD and PFO occluders.
The district court of Frankfurt reversed its earlier decision that was based on a request by AGA, relying only on information provided by AGA Medical. The injunction prohibited Occlutech from communicating the time for the launch of the new Figulla Flex ASD and PFO occluders and the fact that International markets and International distribution were not impacted by a recent German patent ruling.
The request for an injunction by AGA was based on incorrect assumptions regarding Occlutech’s R&D capabilities and about the International presence of its associates and partners.
In October 2008 Occlutech won against AGA Medical in the District Court of The Hague that decided that Occlutech does not infringe EP0808138 held by AGA. In December 2008, the higher regional appeal Court in Dusseldorf, that has no jurisdiction over activities by Occlutech’s associates and partners outside of Germany, decided against Occlutech regarding the same patent. In July 2009, however, the Patents Court of the High Court of Justice, London declared that Occlutech’s products do not infringe AGA’s patent EP 0808138.
The above Court decisions are not final and subject to appeal that are/can be filed by AGA and/or Occlutech.