Pitt's Award Doubled To $74M For Varian's Willful Infringment

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday doubled a jury's damages verdict against Varian Medical Systems Inc. to $74 million after finding that the company had blatantly infringed a cancer-treatment device patent owned by the University of Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab granted Pitt's motions for enhanced damages against Varian, finding that the X-ray imaging device manufacturer was well aware of the validity of the university's radiation therapy patent before it began selling its own competing devices 10 years ago.

Though Varian was well aware...
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