Justices Won’t Hear Ax of Medtronic Suit In $112M IP Dispute

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Law360 (June 21, 2021, 3:28 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid from Medtronic Inc. to undo a Federal Circuit decision upholding the dismissal of its attempt to invalidate a doctor’s surgical screw patents, a decision it had called “a walking contradiction.”

Medtronic’s petition for certiorari was among those the Supreme Court declined to take up in an order issued Monday morning. Medtronic had asked the justices to take a look at whether the Federal Circuit wrongly affirmed an Indiana federal judge’s decision to dismiss its 2018 federal suit seeking declaratory judgment because a $112 million judgment against the company in a contract case…

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