Caltech Launches Suit Over Microsurgical Tools

Law360, New York (January 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The California Institute of Technology has slapped Intuitive Surgical Inc. with a lawsuit, accusing the medical equipment manufacturer of infringing a slew of patents related to a robot-assisted microsurgery system.

The university filed suit on Thursday in the plaintiff-friendly U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, accusing Intuitive of violating its intellectual property covering the “tool actuation and force feedback” on the microsurgery system.

“Intuitive has been infringing the Caltech Patents by making, using, selling, offering for sale, and/or importing in or into the...
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