In Vivo is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


J&J and Cook: Win a Little, Lose a Little

Executive Summary

Some Johnson & Johnson supporters are gloating publicly over the company's recent settlement of its litigation against Cook Group Inc. for violating patents on its Palmaz-Schatz coronary stent. J&J announced in early February that it agreed to license rights to the patent to Cook in exchange for royalty payments; terms were not disclosed. J&J's release called the settlement "amicable." But the outcome is actually far from black and white.


Related Companies




Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts