Medtronic Unit Gets $2M In Spine Surgery Patent Suit

Law360, New York (July 20, 2009, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Only one of the four Medtronic Inc. subsidiaries that sued Globus Medical Inc. over patents related to spinal surgery had standing to bring the suit, a judge has ruled following a jury verdict that Globus is liable for infringement. She awarded the single unit, Warsaw Orthopedic Inc., $2.1 million in damages.

Judge Norma Shapiro of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled Friday that because of the way Warsaw, which holds title to the patents, licensed them to Medtronic USA, Medtronic Puerto...
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