Thermo-Ply Wins Prosthetics Suit On Obviousness

Law360, New York (November 23, 2009, 6:15 PM EST) -- Thermo-Ply Inc. has won summary judgment in a patent case brought by prosthetics maker The Ohio Willow Wood Co. just over a week after a third company, Alps South LLC, hit Ohio Willow Wood with a suit accusing it of illegally restraining competition by suing over fraudulently won patents.

Judge Ron Clark's order, issued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, said Ohio Willow Wood's patent claims against Thermo-Ply were obvious as a result of prior art.

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