Cordis Hit With $22M Verdict In Stent Patent Case

Law360, New York (February 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal jury has found that Johnson & Johnson unit Cordis Corp. infringed a patent for a stent-cutting machine held by Spectralytics Inc. and awarded the latter company $22.35 million.

The jury in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota returned its verdict Monday, following a trial that began on Jan. 13. The jury found that the infringement of a single patent by Cordis and stent manufacturer Norman Noble Inc. was willful.

The jury rejected the defendants' argument that the patent at issue was invalid....
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