Philips Nets Just $7.1M In Defibrillator Infringement Case

By Brian Amaral (August 3, 2017, 2:41 PM EDT) -- Dutch electronics company Philips won $10.4 million in damages Thursday from competitor Zoll Medical Corp. for infringing heart defibrillator technology patents but will have to pay $3.3 million for its own infringement, netting just a fraction of the $217 million the company told a federal jury in Massachusetts that it was owed.

The complicated case that resulted in a $7.1 million net haul for Philips involved infringement by both Philips and Zoll across five patents in total, three of Philips' and two of Zoll's, all of which had expired. (AP) The jury rendered its verdict Thursday afternoon on damages after deliberating...

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