Jury Awards Indiana Doctor $112M in Medtronic Royalties Dispute

A northern Indiana jury has awarded a alloy $112 million in his brawl with medical device builder Medtronic over inclination he invented and sole to a company.

A Marshall County jury found in Dr. Rick C. Sasso’s preference final week, awarding him a damages. Sasso is boss of Carmel, Indiana-based Indiana Spine Group.

He sued Medtronic, alleging that it disregarded a agreement by not profitable royalties he was due for spinal implants and screw-implant systems he invented and sole to a Minnesota-based company.

Those systems generated annual sales of some-more than $200 million for Medtronic. The association paid Sasso some-more than $20 million in royalties, though his fit indicted Medtronic of shortchanging him.

Medtronic mouthpiece Sara Thatcher says a association is “disappointed” and is weighing either to interest a verdict.