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Medtronic Wins $101 Million in Patent Case Against NuVasive

"Medtronic Inc. won a $101.2 million jury award in a patent-infringement trial against NuVasive Inc. over claims related to medical devices used in spinal surgery.

The federal jury in San Diego yesterday also held Medtronic liable for $660,000 in damages to NuVasive for infringing one of its patents.

...Luke Dauchot, told jurors in his closing argument that they could award as much as $375.2 million for lost profits and royalties."

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This article appeared in its entirety in the September 20, 2011 edition of Bloomberg News.