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Appelate Court Slashes Patent Award By $87M

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) cut a 2007 $226M patent infringement award by $87M Monday. The case, Dupuy v. Medtronic, involved infringement of United States patent 5,207,678 by Medtronic’s Vertex line of pedicle surgical screws. angry_with_axe_2

The CAFC cut $77.2M from the judgment relating to lost profits from the sale of related, but non-infringing products. The CAFC also
cut $10M in sanctions and $400K in attorney fees associated with litigation misconduct.

For more information, read Depuy v. Medtronic.

Brett Trout

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