Court grants defendants’ motions for summary judgment of noninfringement of hip replacement patents

December 1, 2014 – United States District Judge Susan D. Wigenton granted Defendants Smith & Nephew, Inc., Wright Medical Technology, Inc., and Zimmer, Inc.’s motions for summary judgment of noninfringement of Plaintiffs Howmedica Osteonics Corp. and Stryker Ireland Ltd.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,475,243, which describes certain of Stryker’s acetabular cup technologies with respect to implants used in hip replacement surgeries. This case is pending in the District of New Jersey and captioned Howmedica Osteonics Corp., et al. v. Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc.. et al., 2-11-cv-06498 (SDW).

By: Margaret A. Scoolidge

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