Varian Hit With $37M Verdict In Pitt Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 9:10 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal jury on Thursday awarded nearly $37 million to the University of Pittsburgh after finding that Varian Medical Systems Inc. willfully infringed a patent for a device used in radiation cancer treatments.

The jury awarded $12 million in damages for Varian's sales of its Real-time Position Management respiratory gating system, which the jury found violated seven claims of the university's patent. They also awarded $24.8 million in damages for Varian's linear accelerators sold in combination with the RPM systems.

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