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