Medtronic Awarded $101 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 23:21

September 21, 2011 - One of the largest jury awards in the country this year was handed to Medtronic Inc. in its patent lawsuit against rival NuVasive. A jury awarded Medtronic $101 million, which may go higher since it only covers damages through the summer of 2010.

The patents that the jury found NuVasive infringed are owned by Warsaw Orthopedic Inc., a unit of Medtronic, and cover spine devices.

The jury also found that Medtronic infringed one of NuVasive's patents and awarded NuVasive $600,000 in damages.