Court Affirms Noninfringement Of J&J Suture Patent

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has let stand a jury verdict finding that surgical equipment maker Arthrex Inc. did not infringe a patent held by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Mitek Inc. for a suture used in orthopedic surgery.

The appeals court ruled Thursday that the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts was correct to deny Mitek's motion for judgment as a matter of law and motion for a new trial, because the evidence introduced at trial supported the jury's...
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