Stryker, Racing Optics Beat Medical Face Shield Patent Row

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Stryker Corp. and Racing Optics Inc. on Thursday secured a Texas federal jury verdict granting them a victory over medical face shield patent infringement allegations brought by Reaux Medical Industries LLC.

The jury struck down claims that Stryker and Racing Optics infringed Reaux's U.S. Patent Number 7,540,039 by jointly making and selling peel-away laminated face shields for use in medical procedures. The patent was also ruled invalid on grounds of obviousness, with the jury saying the technology used to create one of the allegedly infringing Stryker...
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