Medtronic Ordered To Pay BrainLAB's Attorneys' Fees

Law360, New York (February 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- After the affirmation of a lower court's dismissal of Medtronic Inc.'s patent infringement suit last week, a judge on Tuesday granted German health products manufacturer BrainLAB Inc.'s request for legal fees.

BrainLAB had contended that it was entitled to fees and costs because the suit was an exceptional case that justified relief. The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado agreed, finding that Medtronic's counsel had “continued the prosecution of the claims through trial that was in disregard of their obligations as officers of the...
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