Judge Narrows Arguments In Arthrex Patent Trial

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 3:53 PM EST) -- In a boost to defendant Arthrex Inc., a federal judge has granted the orthopedic device maker's bid to prohibit rival Smith & Nephew PLC from making arguments at trial as to whether Arthrex literally infringed certain elements of two patents covering a button used to hold tissues in place for knee reconstruction surgery.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas partially granted Arthrex's motion for summary judgment of noninfringement on Friday, ruling that there was no genuine issue...
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