Surgery Tool Maker Sues Rival Over Drill Guide Patent

Law360, New York (October 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Orthopedic Development Corp., the maker of the TruFUSE spinal surgery system, has accused a rival of infringing both the patent and trade dress for a drill guide in one of the first patent design suits to be filed since the Federal Circuit handed down its standard-altering Egyptian Goddess ruling.

ODC lodged the suit, as well as a motion for a preliminary injunction, on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, alleging that the design of NuTech Medical Inc.'s NuFix drill guide...
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