Fed. Circ. Reverses Brainlab MRI Patent Win

Law360 (October 7, 2019, 7:02 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit has reversed a decision that cleared German medical technology company Brainlab of infringing a patent on MRI imaging technology, saying Monday the decision was "procedurally improper."

The appeals court's ruling extends a long-running legal fight between Brainlab and NeuroGrafix, a California company owned by Aaron Filler, a neurosurgeon, attorney and one of the named inventors on the patent.

Last year, Brainlab won summary judgment after a judge found no evidence that the company's software was used in a way that infringes the patent. The Federal Circuit said that was wrong because the only issue was whether the software...

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