Ventura surgical products firm wins $30M trademark verdict
A Ventura-based surgical products company won a $30 million jury verdict today in a trademark infringement lawsuit.
The verdict is the second attempt at a decision for Neurovision Medical Products, which sued San Diego-based medical device firm NuVasive in 2009. Neurovision alleged that NuVasive willfully infringed on the Ventura company’s “Neurovision” trademark.
A jury in federal court in Los Angeles agreed and awarded Neurovision $60 million in 2010. NuVasive appealed, arguing that the judge had given the jury improper instructions, among other objections. The appeals court agreed with NuVasive and sent the case back to the lower court. The case was retried starting last month.
NuVasive could not immediately be reached for comment.