Medtronic Infringes Biomet Patent, California Court Rules

Law360, New York (April 15, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California federal court has ruled that the design of a Medtronic Inc. spinal implant polyaxial screw infringes a patent held by musculoskeletal products company Biomet Inc.

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California had previously ruled Medtronic's spinal implant polyaxial screws marketed under the names MAS, M8, M10, Sextant, Vertex, Legacy 4.5 and Legacy 5.5 infringed upon the same Biomet patent.

In another ruling this week, the California federal court found a subsequent screw redesign by Medtronic also infringed upon the Biomet...
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