VNUS Wins $45M Jury Verdict In Medical Laser IP Suit

Law360, New York (December 10, 2010, 1:56 PM EST) -- A federal jury has awarded VNUS Medical Technologies Inc. more than $45 million for Total Vein Solutions LLC and Biolitec Inc.'s willful infringement of five patents covering laser treatments for varicose veins, while finding nine claims in three of the asserted patents invalid.

Following a seven-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the jury on Wednesday found that both TVS and Biolitec contributorily infringed and induced infringement of the five patents-in-suit through their sale of various medical laser devices....
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