Howmedica, Wright End Knee Implant Patent Spat

Law360, New York (May 27, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Howmedica Osteonics Corp. has resolved a decade-long infringement dispute brought against rival orthopedic implant maker Wright Medical Technology Inc. over a prosthetic knee implant patent, with the defendant agreeing to drop the suit's remaining inequitable conduct counterclaim.

The parties lodged a joint motion Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey requesting the dismissal with prejudice of the lone remaining claim in the suit, pursuant to a licensing and settlement agreement finalized the same day.

However, the request stipulated that Wright “respectfully...
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