Fonar MRI patent suit against Siemens, Philips includes willful infringement charges.
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Executive SummaryFONAR MRI PATENT SUIT AGAINST SIEMENS, PHILIPS INCLUDES WILLFUL INFRINGEMENT charges, which could elevate damages awards if Fonar is successful in the case. Filed June 16 in the U.S. District Court for Eastern New York, the suit is the latest move in Fonar's legal campaign to defend its patents for magnetic resonance imaging technology. On May 26, a jury awarded Fonar $110.5 mil. after finding that General Electric Medical Systems infringed two of the same patents at issue in the suit against Siemens Medical Systems and Philips Medical Systems ("The Gray Sheet" May 29, I&W-9).
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