Arthrex, Smith & Nephew Settle Suture Anchor Patent Row

Law360, New York (February 14, 2017, 8:59 PM EST) -- Smith & Nephew Inc. and Arthrex Inc. have settled a marathon dispute over a patent for anchors that connect medical sutures to bone, they told a court Monday, just as a final trial was scheduled to start.

The marathon case began in 2004, when Smith & Nephew sued Arthrex over a patent on a method used by surgeons to anchor a suture in bone during reconstructive surgery. In the more than 12 years since, the case has involved three separate trials in district court, as well...
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