Justices Won't Take $4M Globus Medical Trade Secrets Row

By Kevin Penton (June 20, 2016, 8:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a case in which a jury ordered medical device manufacturer Globus Medical Inc. to pay $4.3 million plus future royalties for misappropriating a doctor's trade secrets in connection with three of the company's top-selling spinal fusion devices.

The high court did not expand on its rationale for rejecting the petition for certiorari filed in March by Globus Medical, which had contended in the Federal Circuit that U.S. Circuit Judge William Bryson erred when he sat by designation in the Eastern District of Texas and held that an idea can be a trade...

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