Judge Junks Applied's Appeal Of Covidien Verdict

Law360, New York (April 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In another setback for Applied Medical Corp., a federal court Tuesday quashed the company's bid for a new trial, upholding a jury verdict that a Tyco International Ltd. subsidiary did not infringe Applied's patent for trocar seal technology.

Judge Cormac J. Carney of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California strongly denied Applied's request for a disqualification of the verdict or a new trial and emphasized the soundness of the February noninfringement ruling for U.S. Surgical, a subsidiary of Covidien AG, formerly Tyco...
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