Ethicon Asks To Protect Patent Apps After $2M Verdict

Law360, New York (June 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. has moved to prevent a former employee from selling or licensing certain patent applications, on the heels of a jury's $2.1 million damages award to the company three days ago in the spat over ultrasonic surgical blade technology.

In a motion filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Ethicon asked the court to temporarily stop Jean M. Beaupre from taking any action that would affect the licensing or ownership of two patent...
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