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Medtronic Ordered To Pay $23.5M In Patent Infringement Case

Law360, Los Angeles (May 17, 2017, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Medtronic Inc. will have to pay $23.5 million to a doctor after losing an infringement case over two of his spine-aligning device patents, a Texas federal judge ruled Tuesday, even as the company appeals the validity of one of the patents to the Federal Circuit.

U.S. District Judge Ron Clark issued a final judgment in Dr. Mark Barry’s case against Medtronic on Tuesday, ordering the company to pay $17.7 million for infringing two patents related to a device that helps heal spinal problems like scoliosis, plus...
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