Fed. Circ. Says Gore Must Pay $1B In Patent Saga

Law360, New York (January 13, 2015, 1:41 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's ruling that W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. willfully infringed C.R. Bard Inc.'s blood vessel graft patent, adding $205 million to the $854 million in damages Gore has already been ordered to pay Bard in the long-running case.

The Federal Circuit heard the case once before and used it to set a new standard for proving willfulness. On remand, U.S. District Judge Mary Murguia held that Gore's infringement was willful under the new standard and on Tuesday,...
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