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September 23, 2011
Brattle Principal Kevin Neels Provides Damages Testimony in a Patent Infringement Trial Where Jury Awarded $101 Million

In a patent infringement dispute involving makers of implants and devices used in spinal surgeries, Brattle principal Kevin Neels provided damages testimony before a jury that awarded a $101 million judgment to Warsaw Orthopedic, a Medtronic subsidiary and competitor to NuVasive Inc. Dr. Neels was retained by counsel for Warsaw to provide expert testimony on damages arising from infringement of three patents. Assisted by senior associate Nathan Barczi, he calculated lost-profit and royalty damages suffered by Warsaw.