Court Rejects Knee Implant Patent Claim Construction

Law360, New York (September 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has dealt Howmedica Osteonics Corp. a win in a long-running patent dispute between rival orthopedic implant makers over knee implants, vacating a stipulated judgment of noninfringement because of flaws in the lower court's claim construction.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit struck down an April 2007 final judgment of noninfringement and sent the case back to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for further proceedings. Howmedica originally filed the suit against Wright Medical...
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