San Diego Business Journal

NuVasive Ordered to Pay $30M in Trademark Case

By SDBJ Staff Thursday, April 10, 2014

A jury has ordered medical device maker NuVasive Inc. to pay $30 million to Ventura-based NeuroVision Medical Products Inc. for infringing on the trademark “NeuroVision.”

NuVasive said in a regulatory filing that it “strongly disagrees” with the verdict and will “vigorously defend” its right to use the trademark. It said it plans to file post-trial motions in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The litigation has been ongoing since September 2009, when NMP initially filed the lawsuit. In 2011, the district court ordered NuVasive pay $60 million, plus attorney fees and costs, but NuVasive appealed the verdict.