Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) and Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) announced today that they reached a settlement over intellectual property litigations.
The settlement gives Boston Scientific the freedom to operate using the features and capabilities embodied in its current line of products for frequencies below 1,500 Hz, with Nevro given the freedom to operate using the features and capabilities in its current line of products. It concludes all existing litigations between the companies and includes a payment of $85 million from Boston Scientific to Nevro.
Nevro had filed a patent infringement suit in the federal Northern District of California relating to high-frequency paresthesia-free spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy. In 2018, Boston Scientific assured the court that it had no imminent plans to commercially launch a high-frequency spinal cord stimulation system delivering therapy at frequencies between 1,500 Hz and 100 kHz and the parties agreed to the dismissal of Nevro’s declaratory judgment claims.