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Archived updates for Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Quote of the Week (and a $10 Million Sanction)

"The defendants prolonged the proceedings unnecessarily (thus unduly imposing upon the jury's time), they sought to mislead both the jury and the Court, and they flouted the governing claim construction as set forth by the Federal Circuit. Under these circumstances, the Court concludes that it is proper to impose a penalty of ten million dollars." -- Senior District Judge Edward Harrington in Depuy Spine, Inc. v. Medtronic, Civil Action No. 01-10165-EFH, District of Massachusetts, February 25, 2008 (with more background via Peter Zura's 271 Patent Blog)
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