Jury Awards Applied Medical $43.5 Million For Patent Infringement 
10/19/2005 5:11:21 PM

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear is pleased to announce that an Orange County jury has awarded its client, Applied Medical Resources Corp., $43.5 million because Tyco Unit U.S. Surgical Corp. had infringed Applied's patent. The patent was on a medical device known as a trocar. The jury also found that the infringement was willful, allowing U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney to triple the damages and to award Applied its attorney fees. Carney has set a Sept. 20, 2004 hearing to decide those issues.