Arthrex Asks High Court To Nix $85M Suture Patent Verdict

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 7:20 PM ET) -- Arthrex Inc. has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its strengthened “willful blindness test” for patent infringement cases and overturn a Federal Circuit ruling that granted $85 million to Smith & Nephew Inc. in a dispute over a patent covering the use of suture anchors during reconstructive surgery.

In a petition for writ of certiorari submitted to the high court Aug. 30, Arthrex asked the justices to undo a January Federal Circuit decision that revived a June 2011 jury verdict of infringement against Arthrex’s Bio-SutureTak,...
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