Judge Reverses $51M Verdict In Medical Device Suit

Law360, New York (February 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a dramatic turnaround, a district judge has reversed a $51 million jury award to medical device maker Medtronic Navigation Inc., deciding after four months that its rival did not infringe the company’s patents for image-guided surgical techniques.

Judge Richard P. Matsch, with the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, reversed the October 2005 award after finding that Medtronic’s attorneys had failed to provide "particularized testimony" supporting Medtronic’s claims that Germany-based BrainLAB AG infringed its patents.

The Colorado-based unit of parent company Medtronic Inc....
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