Ossur v. Bledsoe Brace Systems



A federal district court judge in Seattle, Washington has issued an order following post trial motions in a lawsuit between Generation II and Bledsoe Brace Systems. On April 8, 2005, a jury found that two products manufactured and sold by Medical Technologies Inc., dba Bledsoe Brace Systems, infringed two patents owned by Generation II. Generation II Orthotics and Generation II USA are subsidiaries of Ossur hf. in Iceland, and were acquired by Ossur hf. in 2003

The jury awarded Generation II $3,386,145 in damages. The federal district court judge has additionally awarded Generation II attorney fees in the amount of $1,774,292, and prejudgment interest in the amount of $1,561,615, bringing the total amount in damages to $ 6,722,052. The court has also entered a permanent injunction against the further manufacture and sale of the Bledsoe Thruster and Thruster 2 knee braces. The decision can be appealed by the defendant, and at this time it is not possible to know if any of the amount can ultimately be recovered from the litigation.

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