Suit Comes Back To Haunt Medtronic

Law360, New York (March 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A patent infringement suit against Medtronic Inc.’s spine business that was withdrawn a day after it was filed in a Pennsylvania court has reemerged in Tennessee.

Pennsylvania-based Spine Solutions Inc. filed suit against Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc. Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Another suit brought by the same plaintiff against the same defendants was filed on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, and withdrawn on Wednesday.

The complaints, both five pages long, are virtually identical. Both...
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