Justices Won't Touch Smith & Nephew's $85M Patent Win

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 4:46 PM EST) -- In a patent dispute over suture anchors used in reconstructive surgery that Arthrex Inc. said contorted the "willful blindness" test for indirect infringement, the U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to disturb a Federal Circuit decision awarding $85 million to Smith & Nephew Inc.

The justices declined Arthrex's writ petition following a split decision from the Federal Circuit in January restoring an $85 million jury verdict for Smith & Nephew Inc. The majority reversed a trial judge's order that erased the verdict.

Arthrex had urged review in...
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