Surgery Toolmakers Settle Drill Guide Suit

Law360, New York (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- NuTech Medical Inc. has settled a lawsuit by Orthopedic Development Corp. over a patent and trade dress covering a drill guide used in spinal surgery.

ODP and NuTech filed a motion on Jan. 6 for an entry of a permanent injunction preventing NuTech from selling drill guides that allegedly infringed ODP's intellectual property. Judge James S. Moody of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted the motion on Wednesday.

ODP and NuTech reached the settlement in December and moved jointly to dismiss...
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