Judge Tainted $60M Trademark Row, NuVasive Tells 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT) -- Medical device maker NuVasive Inc. last week asked the Ninth Circuit to toss a $60 million verdict in a trademark infringement suit with Neurovision Medical Products Inc., slamming a district court judge for prejudicing and misleading the jury that awarded the damages.

NuVasive filed a brief on March 15 portraying the 2010 verdict — which came in a suit over NuVasive's use of the “neurovision” mark — as “excessive” and “shocking” and decrying the actions of U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, who allegedly withheld important...
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