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$213.9M Verdict Upheld In Advanced Medical Optics Case

Law360 (December 19, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has upheld the $213.9 million in damages awarded to Advanced Medical Optics Inc. in its patent infringement suit against Alcon Manufacturing, ruling also that the damages should be trebled and granting AMO attorney’s fees.

The judge ordered an injunction against offending Alcon products, although the injunction has been stayed pending appeal.

In his ruling, the judge found that “the jury was presented with clear and convincing evidence that Alcon intentionally copied” AMO’s systems used in cataract surgery.

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