McAndrews’ Client Stryker Corporation Awarded Nearly a Quarter Billion Dollars Following a Jury’s $70 Million Verdict in a Case of Patent Infringement


In Stryker Corp. et al. v. Zimmer, Civil Action No. 10-CV-1223, (W.D. Mich 2013), a jury found for
McAndrews’ client Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), one of the world’s most innovative medical device
companies. The jury concluded that Zimmer willfully infringed three patents related to pulsed lavage
irrigation systems, which are commonly used in orthopedic surgeries and wound management, and
awarded $70 million in damages to Stryker. Post-verdict, all of Stryker’s post-trial motions pleaded by
McAndrews were granted, including its request for treble damages of the jury’s original verdict and for
supplemental damages in the amount of $2.35 million, a motion for an award of attorneys’ fees, as well as
Stryker’s motion for a permanent injunction against Zimmer. While the case covered a number of different
and complex issues, McAndrews was able to turn the $70 million jury verdict into a post-trial award in
excess of $248 million.

Now listed as the fifth largest IP verdict and 25th largest among all top verdicts in the United States in the
National Law Journal’s 2013 “Top 100 Verdicts List,” McAndrews’ win for Stryker exemplifies the firm’s
litigation prowess. The firm’s unique capability based on extensive patent trial experience allowed this
successful outcome.