Judge Ups Royalty Rates In $101M NuVasive Patent Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (June 11, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday ordered NuVasive Inc. to pay royalty rates between 3 and 6 percent higher than stipulated in a $101 million jury verdict for its post-verdict infringement of patents related to implants and devices used in spinal surgeries.

A jury found in September 2011 that Warsaw Orthopedic Inc., a unit of Minneapolis-based Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc., had proved that several NuVasive products for minimally invasive spinal surgeries infringed the medical technology company's patents. The parties and the courts resolved the dispute with...
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