Fed. Circ. Nixes $15M Infringement Ruling V. Arthrex

Law360, New York (December 2, 2009, 7:08 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has knocked down a judgment upholding a jury verdict that medical device maker Arthrex Inc. should pay Smith & Nephew Inc. about $15 million for infringing a patent related to suture anchors for repairing damaged tissue.

Remanding the case for a new trial, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday determined that a lower court erred in its claim construction of Smith & Nephew’s "anchoring and manipulative tissue" patent and that mistake could have affected the jury’s verdict...
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