Court Grants Injunction In Medical Device Case

Law360 (October 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In one of the first permanent injunction decisions since the landmark eBay case in the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal judge has ruled that infringement in the case of a global medical device maker warrants an injunction.

The Thursday decision by Judge Samuel H. Mays Jr. granted U.K.-based Smith & Nephew Inc. a permanent injunction for technology that helps bone fractures heal. The device maker filed suit against its Swiss rival Synthes Inc. in November 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of...
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