Federal Circuit Stays Medtronic Patent Injunction

Law360, New York (July 29, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has stayed an injunction against medical device maker Medtronic, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by musculoskeletal products company Biomet Inc. over polyaxial screws.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Circuit Court granted a stay in an injunction that was scheduled to take effect Aug. 22, Medtronic said. The stay postpones the injunction until the full appeal is resolved.

In granting the stay, the Court of Appeals stated Medtronic had demonstrated a “likelihood of success” on the merits of its...
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