Jury Verdict in Favor of Doctor in Medtronic Patent Suit

November 15, 2016 – On November 11, 2016, a jury verdict returned in favor of Plaintiff Mark A. Barry. The patents-at-issue related to a system and method for aligning vertebrae in the amelioration of aberrant spinal column deviation conditions. The Court held that Defendant Medtronic, Inc. infringed Plaintiff’s patents and further that the patents were not invalid.

The patents-at-issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,670,358 and 8,361,121, entitled, “System and Method for Aligning Vertebrae in the Amelioration of Aberrant Spinal Column Deviation Conditions.” The case is captioned Barry v. Medtronic, Inc., 1-14-cv-00104.

By: Madhundra Sivakumar