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J&J To Cough Up Millions More In Patent Case

Law360 (September 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered a Johnson & Johnson division to pay millions more than a jury previously awarded for infringing on an Oklahoma City cardiologist’s patents for an angioplasty catheter.

U.S. District Judge Tim Leonard awarded $2.2 million in attorneys fees and doubled the compensatory damages to $8.1 million for Dr. Jan K. Voda on Tuesday.

The doctor sued Cordis Corporation, which specializes in vascular disease management, in October 2003 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Leonard could have...
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