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  • Edwards Lifesciences Settles Heart Valve Patent Wars With Medtronic for Over $1 Billion

    Copyright & Trademark LitigationPatent Litigation

    As reported by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other news outlets, Paul, Weiss client Edwards Lifesciences Corporation and Medtronic, Inc. have reached a global settlement that resolves all outstanding patent disputes between the parties. The settlement, which is valued in excess of $1 billion, provides Edwards with a one-time payment of $750 million, followed by ongoing royalty payments until April 2022 that will range from $40 million to about $60 million annually.

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  • Paul, Weiss Achieves Summary
    Judgment Victory for Garmin

    Patent Litigation

    Paul, Weiss secured summary judgment of noninfringement in the Southern District of California for Garmin, the world's leading manufacturer of GPS products.

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  • Edwards Lifesciences Achieves Another
    Major Patent Victory Against Medtronic

    Patent LitigationLitigation

    As reported by Law360, Paul, Weiss client Edwards Lifesciences obtained a victory when the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a Central District of California's summary judgment decision holding that Medtronic's patent-in-suit was invalid. The Federal Circuit was not persuaded by Medtronic's attempt to overcome the summary judgment decision, characterizing its argument as an "attempt at linguistic gymnastics." The decision marks another major victory in Edwards Lifesciences' long-standing patent battle against Medtronic involving transcatheter heart valve technology and comes just a week after the Paul, Weiss team representing Edwards Lifesciences obtained a $393 million jury verdict against Medtronic.

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  • Paul, Weiss Wins $393 Million Jury Verdict for Edwards Lifesciences in Patent Litigation

    Patent LitigationLitigation

    As reported in The American LawyerBloomberg News and IP Law360, a federal court jury awarded Paul, Weiss client Edwards Lifesciences $393.6 million after it found that Medtronic Inc.'s CoreValve transcatheter heart valve infringed Edwards' patent.  The jury found the infringement to be willful, which allows Edwards to seek enhanced damages of up to three times the jury award for past infringement.  In addition, Edwards will move for an injunction prohibiting future CoreValve manufacture and sales in the United States. 

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  • Edwards Lifesciences Attains Another Major Patent Victory Against Medtronic

    Copyright & Trademark LitigationPatent Litigation

    Edwards Lifesciences won another major victory in its patent battle with Medtronic over transcatheter heart valve technology, when Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware granted a preliminary injunction in Edwards' favor.

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  • Garmin Secures Victory in
    Triangle Software Patent Case

    Patent Litigation

    Paul, Weiss obtained a significant victory for client Garmin International, Inc. and Garmin USA, Inc. in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from a patent suit brought by Triangle Software in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's entry of judgment in favor of Garmin that Garmin's portable navigation devices did not infringe Triangle's five patents directed at traffic information technology. The products at issue included many of Garmin's popular Nuvi and Zumo product lines, and Triangle alleged that the total amount of infringing sales was more than $2 billion.

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  • John Nathan and Catherine Nyarady
    Named AmLaw’s “Litigators of the Week”

    John E. NathanCatherine  Nyarady

    Litigation partners John Nathan and Catherine Nyarady were named "Litigators of the Week" by The American Lawyer for their same-day patent litigation victories on behalf of Edwards LifeSciences Corporation. On the morning of November 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a 2010 federal jury verdict that Medtronic, Inc.'s Medtronic CoreValve subsidiary willfully infringed Edwards' U.S. Andersen transcatheter heart valve patent. The appeals court also affirmed the validity of Edwards' patent. Later that same day came news of another win: a U.S. district judge in California dismissed a separate patent infringement suit brought by Medtronic.

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  • Edwards Lifesciences Obtains Two
    Significant Patent Victories in Its Transcatheter Heart Valve Litigations

    Patent Litigation

    As reported in Businessweek, CNBC, Fox Business, Law360 and Reuters, Paul, Weiss client Edwards Lifesciences obtained a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, affirming a 2010 federal jury decision that Medtronic, Inc.'s Medtronic CoreValve subsidiary infringed Edwards' U.S. Andersen transcatheter heart valve patent. The appeals court also affirmed the validity of Edwards' patent and the jury's verdict awarding an initial payment of $74 million in damages to Edwards, which covers infringement through early 2010.

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  • Paul, Weiss Secures $170 Million Patent Infringement Verdict for General Electric

    Patent Litigation

    The case, General Electric Company v. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries et al., involved a patent covering a technology that helps wind turbines stay connected to a power grid when the grid's voltage drops to zero. After a seven-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the jury found that the patent-in-suit was valid and infringed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas' wind turbine technology.

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  • Garmin Secures Victory in
    Triangle Software Patent Case

    Patent Litigation

    Paul, Weiss obtained a significant victory for client Garmin International, Inc. and Garmin USA, Inc. in a patent suit brought by Triangle Software in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The court entered judgment in favor of Garmin on patent claims that alleged Garmin's portable navigation devices infringed five patents directed at traffic information technology.

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