UnitedHealth Unit Cites Evidence Against $12M IP Verdict

By Kelly Knaub (April 30, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT) -- UnitedHealth Group Inc. unit OptumInsight Inc. begged a California federal court Wednesday to either grant it judgment in its favor or a new trial following a $12.3 million jury verdict awarded to Cave Consulting Group for Optum's alleged infringement of its doctor efficiency measurement patent.

Optum told California's Northern District that the evidence at trial established that its Impact Intelligence product does not infringe two claims of Cave's patent, saying no reasonable jury could have found that Impact Intelligence performs a step of calculating "weighted episode of care statistics utilizing a predefined set of medical conditions," a requirement of the asserted...

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