Press Release November 09, 2007

Goodwin Procter Achieves Significant Appellate Victory in Patent Infringement Case

BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2007 – Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading national law firm, achieved a significant appellate victory for its client NMT Medical, Inc. when a U.S. district court ruled that Cardia, Inc. infringed NMT’s patent and confirmed that NMT’s patent is valid.

In September 2004, NMT and Children’s filed a patent infringement suit against Cardia, alleging that Cardia’s “Intraspet” patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device infringed a patent owned by Children’s Medical Center Corporation and licensed exclusively to NMT. PFOs are heart defects that form a hole or tunnel in cardiac tissue separating chambers of the heart, which can lead to stroke.

Goodwin Procter represented NMT and Children’s Medical Center Corporation, led by attorneys Doug KlineKen RadcliffeShirley PaleyKaren Hong and Mia DeFranco.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 850 attorneys in offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property and products liability.