Federal appeals court hands Medtronic a win in Spine Solutions infringement lawsuit

September 13, 2010 by MassDevice staff

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reverses portions of a lower court's ruling that doubled $5.7 million in damages against Medtronic Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Synthes Inc. subsidiary Spine Solutions Inc. over a spinal implant.

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A federal appeals court handed Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) a win in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Synthes Inc. subsidiary Spine Solutions Inc. over spinal implant technology.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned portions of a lower court's ruling in favor of SSI, pulling back at least $5.7 million in extra damages awarded for willful infringement and voiding a permanent injunction barring foreign sales of the allegedly infringing devices, Medtronic's Maverick line of spinal implants.

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