Zimmer Slapped With Patent Suit Over Prosthetic Hips

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 5:03 PM EDT) -- MedIdea LLC has targeted Zimmer Holdings Inc. with an infringement suit accusing the medical device maker of illegally incorporating several MedIdea patents into prosthetic hips and shoulders.

In a suit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas, MedIdea claims that Zimmer has infringed seven patents related to hip and shoulder replacements, taking advantage of “pioneering research and development” performed by the plaintiff.

The seven MedIdea patents improve on existing structures by expanding range of motion in hip and shoulder prostheses...
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