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Zimmer Files Lawsuit Over Bone Screw Patent

Law360 (February 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Zimmer Holdings Inc. has ratcheted up a legal spat with Smith & Nephew Inc., accusing the British medical devices company of infringing a patent that covers bone screws for anchoring marrow nails, which aid in the treatment of fractures.

In a complaint filed Friday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Zimmer alleged that Smith & Nephew infringed the patent through the sale of its Trigen nail system.

The patent, U.S. Patent Number 6,355,043, is titled “Bone screw for anchoring a marrow...
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