Jury Award Doubled To $268M In Hearing Aid IP Case

Law360 (November 5, 2018, 9:13 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Sunday doubled a 2014 jury award and ordered medical device company Cochlear Ltd. to pay more than $268 million in a lawsuit over a hearing-aid implant patent owned by the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, a medical research organization.

The jury’s award had been thrown in doubt after a series of post-trial rulings. But in a 72-page order, U.S. District Judge Fernando M. Olguin reinstated the award and found Cochlear’s "egregious conduct" justified doubling the amount of damages.

"If was gratifying to see the jury and now the court has recognized that some amount...

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