A statement from the press release is obvious bullshit and very profound considering the trouble they are in with infringements: "Medtronic, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is the world's leading medical technology company, providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease". There may be at least 100 companies in the world which would take issue with that obvious bloviation. IMO, MDT needs to install a stolen stent in their own neck to get some blood flow to the brain stem. Are they kidding??????
You are right. More like "copying" or "stealing" solutions for medical care. How about this AICD battery failure issue? Why are people not taking notice? There could soon be more explants of MDT AICDs than implants. MDT downplaying this, but full product recall is possible for unpredictable battery failures in AICDs.