Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. v. Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.

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Siemens’ counsel retained Mary Woodford, a vice president of Cornerstone Research, to assess the damages that Siemens had suffered due to the patent infringement.

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A Delaware jury found that Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc. (Saint-Gobain) had induced infringement of a patent that covered technology used in positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, and awarded damages to the patentee, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. (Siemens). Saint-Gobain supplied the infringing component to a leading Siemens competitor.

A Delaware jury found that Saint-Gobain had induced infringement of a patent that covered technology used in PET scanners.

Siemens’ counsel retained Mary Woodford, a vice president of Cornerstone Research, to assess the damages that Siemens had suffered due to the patent infringement. At trial, Ms. Woodford presented her analysis of the profits that Siemens had lost due to the infringement. Her analysis hinged on the importance of the patented technology to the performance of both the Siemens PET scanners and its competitor’s infringing PET scanners.

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Mary A. Woodford

Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research