Injunction Affirmed In Stryker Screw Patent Case

By Liz McKenzie (December 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A U.S. appeals court has upheld an injunction barring Stryker Corp. from selling screws used to treat upper arm fractures that Acumed LLC claims infringe its patent, ending the long-standing patent spat.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a judgment from the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon prohibiting Stryker from selling its T2 proximal humeral nail screws on Tuesday.

While the appeal was pending, the Supreme Court decided in eBay Inc. v. MercExchange LLC that all injunctions had to meet the "four-factor" test, and the appeals court remanded the case to the district court....

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