Jury Hands Doctor $20.3M Verdict In Medtronic Patent Suit

By Kelcee Griffis (November 14, 2016, 8:58 PM EST) -- Medtronic Inc. must pay $20.3 million in damages to a doctor who sued the medical device company for patent infringement, a Texas jury decided Friday.

The jury found Medtronic "actively induced" infringement on both of the patents in question held by Mark A. Barry, a doctor who sued the company in 2014 for allegedly infringing on his devices that align vertebrae in patients with conditions such as scoliosis.

The patents cover hardware such as specialized screws and a method of implanting them by surgeons to correct certain spinal deformities.

Barry said Medtronic reproduced and sold implants that compete with his own...

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