Stryker Can't Nix USPTO Ruling In Bone Screw IP Row

Law360, New York (November 16, 2010, 4:33 PM EST) -- A federal judge has struck down Stryker Spine's challenge to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's refusal to separately define two allegedly distinct inventions claimed in its patent for spinal fixation devices during its interference proceeding with a German rival.

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered judgment in favor of defendants Biedermann Motech GmbH and Johnson & Johnson unit DePuy Spine Inc. on Monday, ruling that the USPTO's Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences did not err in...
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