WESTCHESTER, Ill., Feb. 27 – LAWFUEL – The La…

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Feb. 27 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – On Friday, the US District Court in Denver, Colorado, dismissed the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Medtronic against BrainLAB in 1998. The Court ruled that, as a matter of law,
BrainLAB’s image-guided surgery/radiotherapy products do not infringe any of
the patents in suit, determining that the evidence does not support a finding
of infringement.

In September 2005, a Denver jury had reached a verdict finding that
BrainLAB infringed four patents held or licensed by Medtronic, and determined
that a reasonable royalty on BrainLAB product sales in the United States
amounted to $51 million. The Court’s ruling set aside that jury verdict and
precludes the injunction Medtronic had been seeking.

“We are pleased to see that the Court has confirmed the uniqueness of our
image-guided technology and that our technology does not infringe Medtronic’s
patents,” said Stefan Vilsmeier, BrainLAB founder and CEO. “We look forward to
continued success in our surgical navigation business and to supplying our
partners with our advanced technology.”

About BrainLAB
BrainLAB (http://www.brainlab.com), a privately held company headquartered in
Munich, Germany, was founded in 1989 and is specialized in the development,
manufacture, and marketing of medical technology for neurosurgery,
radiosurgery / radiotherapy, orthopedics, trauma, and ENT. Among the products
developed by BrainLAB are software and hardware components for image-guided
surgery and radiotherapy as well as integrated systems for stereotactic
radiosurgery. With over 2,000 systems installed in over 65 countries, BrainLAB
is among the market leaders in image-guided medical technology. BrainLAB today
employs more than 740 people worldwide and has 15 offices across Europe, Asia,
North and South America.

Web Site: http://www.brainlab.com

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