Medtronic Asks Fed. Circ. To Nix Edwards' $74M IP Award

Law360, Washington (January 11, 2012, 4:03 PM EST) -- Medtronic Inc. subsidiary CoreValve Inc. told the Federal Circuit on Wednesday that a jury verdict that awarded $73.5 million to Edwards Lifesciences Corp. over infringement of catheter heart valve technology cannot stand based on the definitions in Edwards' patent.

In February, a Delaware federal judge affirmed the verdict, denying CoreValve's post-trial motions seeking a new trial, a limitation of damages and judgment as a matter of law, but rejected Edwards' bids for trebled damages, a permanent injunction against the production of Medtronic's CoreValve products and an...
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