Fed. Circ. Cuts $226M Award In Medtronic Screw Suit

Law360, New York (June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has partially reversed a $226.3 million damages award granted to a Johnson & Johnson unit in a patent infringement suit over spinal screws, finding that a jury should not have awarded damages on noninfringing "pull-through" products sold in conjunction with the screws.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday reversed the $77.2 million in lost profits awarded against Medtronic Inc. for the related, noninfringing products, but declined to alter the other $149.1 million in lost profits the jury...
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