Bartlit Beck Wins Complete Defense Verdict in $400 Million Patent Case

Applied Medical v. United States Surgical (2008)

Fred Bartlit, Glen Summers, and Sean Grimsley won a complete defense verdict for the U.S. Surgical division of Covidien Ltd. in a landmark patent infringement case. After a five-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the jury unanimously found that U.S. Surgical has not infringed a medical device patent held by Applied Medical Resources Corporation. Applied had sought an injunction and over $300 million in damages (including interest and treble damages).

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