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Stryker Unit Wins Summary Judgment In Patent Case

Law360 (March 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that could mark the resolution of a patent infringement suit over hip implant technology that has lasted almost five years, a court has granted summary judgment to a subsidiary of orthopedics company Stryker Corp.

U.S. District Judge Allen Sharp on Wednesday signed off on an order granting summary judgment of noninfringement to plaintiff Howmedica Osteonics Corp., rejecting a summary judgment motion by Tranquil Prospects Ltd.

Judge Sharp’s ruling could be appealed, but at the district court level, the case is essentially over, said...
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