Surgical Appliances Hit With Breast Prosthesis IP Suit

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 6:43 PM EDT) -- A German breast implant maker has accused U.S. orthopedic supply company Surgical Appliances Industries Inc. and its Taiwanese distributor of infringing two patents related to breast prostheses.

F&E Gesellschaft fuer Bekleidungsinnovation mbH & Co. KG filed a complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Surgical Appliances and Jing Yun Plastic Co. Ltd.

According to the complaint, the defendants copied the design of U.S. Patent Numbers 5,607,473, titled “Breast prosthesis,” and 5,603,791, titled “Method of making breast prosthesis,” in the...
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