Appellate Court Upholds $64.5 Million Judgment Against Tyco For Willful Patent Infringement According To Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Published: Jan 25, 2006

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2006--Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear announced today that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., upheld a $64.5 million judgment that Tyco Unit U.S. Surgical Corp. had willfully infringed a patent owned by the firm's client, Applied Medical Resources Corp. The patent is on a medical device known as a trocar, used by surgeons to perform laparoscopic surgery. In addition to affirming the Orange County jury's $43.5 million damages award, the appellate court held that the record supported the jury's willfulness finding, which allowed the trial court to award increased damages and attorney fees to reach the $64.5 million total.

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