Synthes Sues Stryker Over Bone Plate Patent

Law360 (January 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Medical device maker Synthes (U.S.A) is suing Stryker Corporation for allegedly breaking its seven-year-old bone plate patent.

Stryker subsidiaries Stryker Trauma AG and Howmedica Osteonics Corporation are accused of infringing Synthes’ patent through their bone plate assembly devices, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania on Dec. 29.

The complaint points out the AxSOS Locking Plate system as an offender. The system, which was approved for distribution by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May, includes a bone plate which is...
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