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Smith & Nephew Sues Over Knee Surgery Patents

Law360 (August 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A unit of London-based medical device maker Smith & Nephew PLC has sued a rival orthopaedic device company over a button used to hold tissues in place for knee reconstruction surgery.

Andover, Mass.-based Smith & Nephew Inc. filed the patent infringement suit Tuesday in a Texas federal court against Arthrex Inc. for medical device patents covering anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, repair.

“As a result of Arthrex's infringement, Smith & Nephew will suffer severe and irreparable harm, unless infringement is enjoined by this court, and has...
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