New Trial Denied, $1.9M Of Damages Added In Suture IP Row

Law360, Los Angeles (February 18, 2014, 9:09 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday rejected device maker Arthrex Inc.’s bid for a new trial after a federal jury awarded $29 million to rival KFx Medical Corp. for Arthrex's infringement of suture-related patents, while granting KFx’s request for $1.9 million in additional damages.

In October, the jury arrived at the award as part of a bifurcated verdict after deciding a month and a half earlier that Arthrex directly infringed KFx's patents for sutures used to connect tissue to bone in reconstructive surgery with its SutureBridge...
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