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Stryker Corporation et al. v. Zimmer Inc. et al. (court awards $210 million in treble damages to Stryker)

Defendant: Zimmer Inc.; Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products


Date: Aug 08, 2013

Docket: 1:10cv1223

Judge: Robert J Jonker

August 7, 2013 – The court tripled the jury’s award to Stryker, from $70 million to $210 million, based on the jury’s finding that Zimmer willfully infringed Stryker’s patents.  The court also permanently enjoined Zimmer from manufacturing, marketing, or selling any products found to have infringed the 807 patent, including the infringing Pulsavac Plus products.

Stryker filed a patent infringement action in 2010. Plaintiffs allege that the defendants are infringing on the plaintiffs’ “surgical/medical irrigating hand piece with variable speed pump, integrated suction and battery pack”, which the defendants are selling under the name “Pulsavac Plus.”  The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,144,383; 6,022,329; and 6,179,807.


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