In a sometimes angry opinion, a federal judge has found that a key Medtronic patent agent, James Crittenden, withheld relevant information from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when Medtronic sought two patents on catheters. Medtronic, which initially was awarded $250 million by a jury in the company's dispute with Boston Scientific, said it plans to appeal the decision by Judge T. John Ward.
Judge Slashes Medtronic's $250 Million Award to $19 Million
The American Lawyer
September 3, 2008