Medtronic Hit With $10M Jury Verdict Over Catheter Patent

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 5:18 PM EST) -- An Oklahoma federal jury slapped Medtronic Inc. with an almost $10 million verdict on Thursday in a suit brought by a cardiologist alleging the medical technology company infringed a patent covering a catheter design used in angioplasty.

The jury found Medtronic willfully contributed to and induced others to infringe a patent covering guiding catheters invented by Dr. Jan K. Voda in the early 90s. The jury awarded Voda $9.9 million in back royalties.

Voda's attorney John Kenney of McAfee & Taft said Friday he was pleased...
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