July 15, 2000 |
An Orange County medical device maker, Applied Medical Resources Corp., has won the first round in a patent infringement suit against a large competitor that has already paid the firm millions previously for alleged violations. Federal Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler ruled last week that U.S. Surgical Corp. has infringed on two of Applied Medical's patents involving trocars, tubes through which surgeons insert cameras and other instruments to perform surgeries.
July 2, 1998 |
A federal appeals court this week upheld a $20.5-million award to a Laguna Hills maker of surgical devices in a patent-infringement case against industry giant U.S. Surgical Corp. The ruling will enable Applied Medical Resources Corp. to press ahead with plans to go public within months and other expansion activities, said an elated chief executive, Said Hilal. "The most heartwarming thing in my life is seeing the justice system work so elegantly.
June 13, 1997 |
An Orange County maker of surgical devices has won $20.5 million against industry giant U.S. Surgical Corp. in a patent-infringement case involving abdominal tubes used for less-invasive operations. Privately held Applied Medical Resources Corp. of Laguna Hills had won a jury verdict of more than $15 million and an unusual finding that U.S. Surgical had willfully violated its patents. The finding gave the judge who presided over the case the option of trebling the damages.
February 22, 1993 |
Call him the Will Rogers of small business. Said Hilal sits in his sparsely furnished office at Applied Medical Resources and uses homespun, common-sense terms to describe his philosophy in building a small medical device manufacturing firm from the ground up. Consider: "What does the health care community need? It needs better medicine at a lower price." Or: "Too many people say, 'Business is business.' I say that business is relationships. And my commitment is to build relationships."