Court Awards Integra LifeSciences $6.4M In Patent Suit Vs. Merck KGaA

Law360, New York (September 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a widely watched case that hinged on the exemption from patent infringement claims enjoyed by drug makers during their research and development, a federal court has reduced medical device maker Integra LifeSciences’ damages award in its lawsuit against Merck KGaA from $15 million to $6.4 million.

The ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California follows a June 2003 order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirming the trial court's earlier finding that Merck KGaA had infringed...
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