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Medtronic indebted to inventor

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Firm plans to appeal Memphis federal jury order of $400 mil. in punitive damages to Gary Michelson, MD, and Karlin Technology, following earlier award of $110 mil. in compensatory damages and approximately $50 mil. in royalties. The patent infringement case, begun in 2001, relates to spinal surgical devices, including Medtronic's LT-Cage implant. Michelson originally sought more than $1.7 bil. in damages...

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