Stryker awarded $248.7m in patent case v Zimmer

A judge has increased the amount Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc must pay Stryker Corp for infringing patents on a surgical cleaning wand to $248.7 million following a ruling by the US Supreme Court, Reuters reported.

The ruling by US District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids, Michigan, came after the Supreme Court in June 2016 ruled for Stryker in finding that judges should have more discretion to boost penalties in patent infringement cases.

Stryker declined to comment. Zimmer did not immediately respond.