Siemens Wins $44M Patent Infringement Judgment for PET-CT Crystals

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The Supreme Court ruled today to uphold a $44 million patent-infringement judgment in favor of Siemens over the manufacture of certain crystals used in its PET-CT devices.

Moreover, reported Bloomberg, “the Supreme Court rebuff came at the urging of the Obama administration, which told the justices that the appeals court reached the right conclusion.”

French multinational Saint-Gobain produces the crystals for use in scanners sold by Philips, which was not named in the suit.