Court Bans Smith & Nephew Surgical Devices in ArthroCare Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (June 10, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has issued a permanent injunction barring sales of Smith & Nephew surgical devices that infringe ArthroCare's patents, after the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals denied Smith & Nephew's motion to delay enforcement of the injunction pending appeal, Arthrocare said.

Under the ruling, Smith & Nephew is ordered to retrieve from all sales representatives, distributors, physicians and hospitals all infringing products for which titles have not passed from Smith & Nephew, according to Arthrocare.

Smith & Nephew has a transition period from today until...
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