Court Reverses Verdict In Johns Hopkins Patent Case

Law360, New York (October 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has overturned a 2007 jury verdict that found that Datascope Corp. had infringed three patents held by Johns Hopkins University and Arrow International Inc. on a device that clears blood clots from vascular grafts in hemodialysis patients.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Thursday that the jury's finding of infringement in the district of Maryland was “not supported by substantial evidence.” The ruling negated the jury's award of $690,875 to Johns Hopkins and Arrow, though the court said...
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