Jury Clears J&J In Rembrandt Contact Lens Patent Row

By Stewart Bishop (June 4, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal jury has ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., finding that two lines of its contact lenses do not infringe on a patent belonging to Rembrandt Vision Technologies LP.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan on Monday entered final judgment following the jury's verdict for the Johnson & Johnson unit against Rembrandt, ending the fight over U.S. Patent Number 5,712,327, which covers a type of soft contact lens that can be worn for extended periods of time.

Just more than a year after winning a $47.1 million judgment from a Novartis AG unit in an infringement...

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