Del. Jury Finds AVX Infringed Greatbatch Device Patent

Law360, Wilmington (August 10, 2017, 7:53 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Delaware on Thursday found that AVX Corp. infringed one of the Greatbatch Ltd.'s patents at issue in a weeklong trial connected to pacemaker components, setting in motion further proceedings to determine whether the infringement was willful.

The eight-person jury found that AVX infringed Greatbatch's U.S. Patent Number 6,888,715, involving a filter terminal assembly that uses a hermetic seal with several of its pacemaker-related products. Not infringed, however, was Patent Number 6,765,779, covering details of an implantable medical device electromagnetic filter “feed-through” design,...
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