Synthes Targets Globus Over Spine Implant Patents

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Synthes USA LLC accused spinal implant maker Globus Medical Inc. on Friday in Delaware of infringing three intervertebral implant patents, asking the court to force the defendant to destroy its allegedly infringing products.

Synthes, Synthes USA Products LLC and Synthes USA Sales LLC lodged the complaint in federal court in Wilmington, Del., naming Audobon, Pa.-based Globus as the sole defendant.

The plaintiffs claim that Globus has willfully infringed the patents-in-suit by making, selling or importing its Independence ALIF System, Coalition ACDF System and InterContinental Plate-Spacer products,...
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