The judge found that a reasonable jury couldn’t conclude that Arthrex infringement on Smith & Nephew under the current interpretation of patent laws. The verdict, decided earlier this year, was the conclusion of the third trial in the case, which began in 2004, according to the report.
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Smith & Nephew Patent Infringement Verdict Against Arthrex Thrown OutWritten by Laura Miller | December 27, 2011
A U.S. District Judge in Oregon threw out an $85 million verdict favoring Smith & Nephew in a patent infringement case with Arthrex over surgical anchors used in shoulder surgery, according to a Bloomberg report.
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