The US Court has ruled in favor of Medtronic's patent infringment case filed against NuVasive on CoRoent XL implants, MaXcess II and III retractors, and Helix and Helix mini anterior cervical plates.

Medtronic’s three patents are related to implants for the thoracic and lumbar spine, a plate and screw system for the cervical spine and a tissue retractor.

The case entitled $101.2m to Medtronic for damages.

Medtronic Spinal senior vice-president and president Doug King said the decision confirms their leadership in spinal implant technology, and they remain committed to defend their intellectual property.