Howmedica Asks High Court To Weigh Polymer IP Case

Law360 (March 25, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Howmedica Osteonics Corp. petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to prevent the Federal Circuit from treating patent indefiniteness as a question of pure law, claiming a jury should decide the validity of three polymer patents asserted against Zimmer Inc. and Smith & Nephew Inc.

Howmedica, a Stryker Corp. subsidiary, claims it is time for the high court to clarify whether patent invalidity for indefiniteness should be analyzed as a pure question of law, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit asserts, or as...
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