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Pedicle screw injunction

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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U.S. District Court in Boston orders Medtronic Dec. 19 to stop selling its Vertex and Vertex Max multi-axial pedicle screws following an earlier jury finding that Medtronic's spinal screws infringed on Johnson & Johnson/DePuy patents. The district judge had already awarded DePuy $226 million in the case. Medtronic plans to appeal the verdict and injunction. The firm has already introduced a new Vertex Select line that it says does not infringe. The Vertex line accounts for "under $100 million" in revenue, a Medtronic spokesperson says
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