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Volcano v. St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular and Ablation Technologies Division et. al.

Volcano v. St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular and Ablation Technologies Division et. al.

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Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-00687-UNA: Volcano Corporation v. St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular and Ablation Technologies Division Inc. et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, no judge yet assigned. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l83a for more info.
Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-00687-UNA: Volcano Corporation v. St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular and Ablation Technologies Division Inc. et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, no judge yet assigned. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l83a for more info.

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1IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWAREVOLCANO CORPORATION,Plaintiff,v.ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOVASCULAR AND ABLATION TECHNOLOGIESDIVISION, INC.; ST. JUDE MEDICAL,CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.; ST. JUDEMEDICAL, U.S. DIVISION; ST. JUDEMEDICAL S.C., INC.; and ST. JUDEMEDICAL SYSTEMS AB,Defendants.C. A. No.
JURY TRIAL DEMANDEDCOMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT
Plaintiff Volcano Corporation brings this Complaint against defendants, St. JudeMedical, Cardiovascular and Ablation Technologies Division, Inc.; St. Jude Medical,Cardiovascular Division, Inc.; St. Jude Medical, U.S. Division; St. Jude Medical S.C.; and St.Jude Medical Systems AB (collectively, “St. Jude”), demands trial by jury, and alleges asfollows:
NATURE OF THE ACTION
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This is a civil action arising out of St. Jude’s infringement of two United StatesPatents in violation of the Patent Laws of the United States, 35 U.S.C. §§ 271 and 281-285.
PARTIES
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Plaintiff Volcano Corporation is a Delaware corporation, and has its principal place of business at 3661 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, California 92130. Volcanomanufactures, offers for sale and sells functional measurement guide wires, including the
 
2Primewire Prestige® Plus Pressure Guide Wire, Primewire Prestige® Pressure Guide Wire, andCombowire® XT Guide Wire. Volcano’s guide wires are used for analyzing pressure and flow parameters from inside the blood vessels, including the blood vessels of the heart. Volcano’sguide wires produce a simple, reproducible measurement, and are used in conjunction withangiography. The measurement obtained using Volcano’s guide wires provides physicians withclinical guidance to aid appropriate treatment. Volcano’s guide wires are used with Volcano’sComboMap® Pressure and Flow System, SmartMap® Pressure Instrument, s5™ ImagingSystem and s5i™ Imaging System.3.
 
Defendant St. Jude Medical, Cardiovascular and Ablation Technologies Division,Inc. (“SJMCATD”) has its principal place of business at 5050 Nathan Lane North, Plymouth,Minnesota 55442. SJMCATD resulted from the combination of St. Jude Medical AtrialFibrillation Division, Inc. and St. Jude Medical, Cardiovascular Division, Inc., a Delawarecorporation, in 2012. On information and belief, SJMCATD is a subsidiary of St. Jude Medical,Inc.4.
 
Defendant St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc., (“SJMCVD”) is aDelaware corporation, and has its principal place of business at 177 East County Road B, St.Paul, Minnesota 55117. On information and belief, SJMCVD is a subsidiary of St. JudeMedical, Inc.5.
 
Defendant St. Jude Medical, U.S. Division (“SJMUSD”) has its principal place of  business at 6300 Bee Cave Road, Building 2, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78746. On informationand belief, SJMUSD is a subsidiary of St. Jude Medical, Inc.
 
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Defendant St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. (“SJMSC”) is a Minnesota corporation, andhas its principal place of business at 6300 Bee Cave Road, Building 2, Suite 100, Austin, Texas78746. On information and belief, SJMSC is a subsidiary of St. Jude Medical, Inc.7.
 
Defendant St. Jude Medical Systems AB (“SJMAB”) is a Swedish corporation,and has its principal place of business at Palmbladsgatan 10, SE-751 35, Uppsala, Sweden. InDecember 2008, St. Jude Medical Inc. bought Radi Medical Systems AB from Radi Medical AB.In November, 2009, the name of Radi Medical Systems AB was changed to SJMAB. Oninformation and belief, SJMAB is a subsidiary of St. Jude Medical, Inc.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
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This is a civil action arising under the Patent Laws of the United States, 35 U.S.C.§§ 271 and 281-285.9.
 
This Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this action pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§§ 1331 and 1338(a).10.
 
St. Jude makes, uses, offers for sale, sells and imports into the United Statescardiac pressure sensing guide wires, including the PressureWire™ Certus and PressureWire™Aeris (“the Accused Guide Wires”).11.
 
In combination with the RadiAnalyzer™ Xpress Measurement System or Ilumien™ PCI Optimization System, the PressureWire™ Certus is sold as the PressureWire™Certus FFR Measurement System.12.
 
In combination with the RadiAnalyzer™ Xpress Measurement System, Ilumien™PCI Optimization System or the Quantien™ Integrated FFR Platform, the PressureWire™ Aerisis sold as the PressureWire™ Aeris FFR Measurement System.

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