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  • Stryker Sues Zimmer For Patent Infringement

    Stryker Corp. and Stryker Sales Corp. sued Zimmer, Inc. and Zimmer Surgical, Inc. in the Western District of Michigan on November 21, 2014. In its complaint, Stryker alleges that Zimmer’s “TotalShield Surgical Helmet System“ infringes four of Stryker’s patents related to personal protection systems for use in surgical environments: U.S. Patent No. 6,622,311, which issued in 2003; U....
  • US and EU Regulatory Agencies Approve $43B Medtronic & Covidien Merger

    Med Device Online reports that Medtronic has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and EU's European Commission to merge with Covidien.  Also according to Med Device Online, the companies had to agree that Covidien would sell Stellarex, its drug-coated balloon stent business division, to Spectranetics for $30M USD in order to obtain FTC and European Commission approval for the mer...
  • Bonutti Skeletal Innovations Sues Globus Medical

    Bonutti Skeletal Innovations, LLC brought a patent infringement suit against Globus Medical, Inc. in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on November 19, 2014.  The lawsuit alleges that several of Globus Medical's spinal spacer products and related instruments infringe Bonutti Skeletal patents. The asserted Bonutti Skeletal patents include U.S. Patent No. 6,099,531, entitled "Changing Relatio...
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