On Remand, Federal Circuit Vacates Treble Damages In Patent Case
(September 13, 2016, 12:27 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although reaffirming a jury’s finding that three patents are valid and willfully infringed, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 12 vacated a Michigan federal judge’s award of treble damages and his subsequent determination that the case qualifies as exceptional (Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer Inc., et al., No. 13-1668, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16646).
(Decision available. Document #16-160919-010Z.)
The dispute between plaintiff Stryker Corp. and defendants Zimmer Inc. and Zimmer Surgical (Zimmer, collectively) was returned to the Federal Circuit...