Judge Nixes Synthes Bone-Plate Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has dismissed a patent dispute between medical device maker Synthes and Brazilian firm GM Dos Reis Jr. Ind. Com. De Equip. Medico over locking bone plates, finding that the case lacks jurisdiction in California federal court.

U.S. District Judge M. James Lorenz issued an order Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granting GMReis' motion to dismiss the case.

The judge found that the company's trade show activities weren't aimed at gaining customers in the U.S. and that their...
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