Tyco Owes $58M In Needle Shield Patent Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered Tyco Healthcare Group LP to pay Becton Dickinson & Co. $58.4 million in damages and interest and to stop selling needle safety shields that have been found to infringe the company's patent.

In an order issued Wednesday, Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found that, despite Tyco's earlier assertions, the damages had been calculated correctly and that the balance of harm over whether to remove Tyco's needle products from the market tipped in...
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