Stryker Opposes Stay Of Patent Case

Law360, New York (October 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Medical device maker Stryker Corp. has filed a scathing attack against competitor Synthes Corp. for trying to stay a lawsuit involving patents for a clamp used in trauma surgery.

Last month, Synthes asked a judge to put the litigation on hold until the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could re-examine one of the patents in question. But Stryker struck back on Friday, saying Synthes wanted to stall the case simply because it was losing.

“Synthes' present motion to stay is predicated on little more than the...
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