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Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences Agree To Global Litigation Settlement

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2019 -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) and Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) today announced that the companies have reached an agreement to settle all outstanding patent disputes between the companies in all venues around the world. All pending cases or appeals in courts and patent offices between the two companies will be dismissed, and the parties will not litigate patent disputes related to current portfolios of transcatheter aortic valves, certain mitral valve repair devices, and left atrial appendage closure devices. Any injunctions currently in place will be lifted. 

Under the terms of the agreement, Edwards has made a one-time payment to Boston Scientific of $180 million. No further royalties will be owed by either party under the agreement. All other terms remain confidential. 

About Boston Scientific 
Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit and connect on Twitter and Facebook.

About Edwards Lifesciences
Edwards Lifesciences, based in Irvine, Calif., is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @EdwardsLifesci.


Boston Scientific
Trish Backes
Media Relations
651-582-5887 (office) 

Susie Lisa, CFA
Investor Relations
(508) 683-5565 (office)

Edwards Lifesciences
Media Contact: Sarah Huoh, 949-250-5070
Investor Contact: David K. Erickson, 949-250-6826

SOURCE Boston Scientific Corporation; Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

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