Jury Finds Varian Willfully Infringed Cancer Patent

Law360, San Diego (January 26, 2012, 8:47 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal jury on Thursday reached a verdict that Varian Medical Systems Inc. willfully infringed a University of Pittsburgh patent for a device used in radiation cancer treatments.

An eight-member jury found that Varian’s invalidity arguments targeting seven claims of the university’s patent were unreasonable and that the defendant knew or should have known that it was highly likely that its Real-time Position Management respiratory gating system, known as the RPM system, was violating the patent.

A representative for Varian declined to comment on active...
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