Medtronic Awarded $51 Million in BrainLab Suit

Law360, New York (October 5, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has awarded medical technology producer Medtronic Navigation $51 million for four counts of patent infringement by surgery products manufacturer BrainLab Inc.

Medtronic filed the suit in 1998, alleging that BrainLab infringed four of its patents for image-guided surgical tools and techniques.

The four patents in question in the case cover technology relating to surgical navigation.

One patent, known as the Roberts patent, covers the use of sound-based or magnet based technology to track a microscopes used in...
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