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NuVasive Says Rival Hired Key Workers, Copied Spine System

Law360 (February 14, 2018, 11:12 PM EST) -- NuVasive Inc. alleged a competitor engaged in a coordinated effort to rip off its entire spinal surgery system, hiring former executives who worked on the technology and then devising a system that closely mimicked it, according to an infringement suit entered in California federal court Wednesday.

NuVasive said it created a method for fusing vertebral discs that solved a nerve damage problem, only to have struggling competitor Alphatec Holdings Inc. step in, hire some of its key employees including those named as inventors on its patents,...
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