High Court Denies Review Of Spinal Screw Patent Suit

Law360, New York (November 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court has refused to hear Cross Medical Products Inc.’s drawn-out patent infringement case against Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc. over a lucrative surgical screw patent.

The High Court’s decision to deny review of the suit on Tuesday was another setback for the Biomet unit, which filed its petition for a writ of certiorari in August after losing a high-stakes appeal earlier this year.

In April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Medtronic's redesigned multi-axial screws did not, contrary to Cross...
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