A federal judge in Massachusetts has denied a plaintiff’s request for an increase of nearly $50 million in damages and fees, after concluding that medical device business DePuy Synthes Products hadn’t engaged in ”egregious infringement behavior” that warranted “a punitive or vindictive sanction.”

In a March 30 opinion, Judge Timothy S. Hillman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts partially granted and partially denied Rasmussen Instruments’ motion for an award of enhanced damages, attorney  fees and costs, and for permanent injunction.