Doctor Withdraws Patent Suit For Pain Invention

Law360, New York (January 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- AN orthopedics doctor who sued medical device maker Stryker Corp. for allegedly stealing his pain relief inventions has withdrawn his action.

Florida doctor Thomas F. Winters filed a complaint last June alleging Michigan-based Stryker sold a pain relief device across the U.S that infringed on two patents he held.

The device is a portable machine used to administer pain relief after surgery.

Winters claimed in the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, that Stryker began manufacturing post-operative pain relief...
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