Judge OKs Smith & Nephew Letters About Patent Suit

Law360, New York (July 30, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT) -- A judge has refused to enjoin Smith & Nephew Inc. from sending letters to current and prospective customers about an infringement suit it has filed against Interlace Medical Inc. over a patent for an instrument used to remove tissue during surgical procedures.

Judge Rya W. Zobel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday denied Interlace's motion for a temporary restraining order against Smith & Nephew, ruling that Interlace has failed to demonstrate a likelihood of success on the merits and that...
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