NuVasive Can't Boot Patent After $101M Infringement Verdict

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 4:08 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday denied NuVasive Inc.'s attempts to nullify a patent related to spinal fusion surgery that is part of a portfolio of inventions for which NuVasive owes Medtronic Inc. $101 million following a jury's finding of infringement in September.

U.S. District Judge Michael M. Anello issued a bench ruling that NuVasive had failed to demonstrate that the inventor of Medtronic's spinal implant patent and his patent counsel engaged in inequitable conduct in registering one of the dozen patents NuVasive has been found...
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