Arthrex Hit With Patent, Trade Secrets Claims

Law360, New York (November 13, 2009, 3:15 PM EST) -- Surgical equipment maker Arthrex Inc. has been hit with a patent infringement suit over an instrument that was allegedly based on misappropriated trade secrets by a former employee of plaintiff MicroAire Surgical Instruments LLC.

The complaint, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, also accuses Arthrex of business conspiracy and interfering with the contractual arrangement MicroAire had with its employee Thomas Aust.

The lawsuit arose after Aust, working a booth for Arthrex at the American Society for Surgery of the...
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