Arthrex Infringed Rival's Suture Patents, Calif. Jury Says

Law360, Los Angeles (August 30, 2013, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury Thursday found that device maker Arthrex Inc. directly and willfully infringed three of rival KFx Medical Corp.’s patents for sutures used to connect tissue to bone in reconstructive surgery.

The jury's verdict came more than a month after U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw refused to toss the suit brought by KFx, rejecting the claim that the patents were invalid and uninfringed. The judge said Arthrex failed to show that the patents were obvious in light of prior art or that it...
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