In a unanimous decision in Medtronic v. Mirowski Family Ventures LLC (“Mirowski”), the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and held that patent owners bear the burden of proving infringement even when the case is brought by a licensee that is not in breach of its license. Medtronic had licensed several patents from Mirowski for implantable pacemakers. While continuing to pay royalties into an escrow account, Medtronic sued and sought a declaration that several of its products were not covered by the licensed patents. The Delaware district court found for Medtronic because Mirowski failed to prove […]

Date posted: February 3, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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