Medtronic Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Spine Treatments

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Medical supply maker CareFusion Corp. has accused Medtronic Inc. of knowingly acquiring a bevy of invalid and unenforceable patents related to treatments for fractures caused by compressed vertebrae and using those patents to unfairly keep competitors out of the market for the surgical spinal procedures.

The complaint — filed March 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — accuses the medical device giant of taking over the majority of the market for two minimally invasive spinal treatments and using its resulting...
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