December 22, 2014 – Judge Susan D. Wigenton entered an order of non-infringement against Plaintiffs Howmedica Osteonics Corp. and Stryker Ireland Ltd. in three related cases: Howmedica Osteonics Corp. et al. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., 11-cv-06499; Howmedica Osteonics Corp. et al. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., 11-cv-06500; Howmedica Osteonics Corp. et al. v. Zimmer, Inc., 11-cv-06511. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants infringed US Patent No. 6,475,243, relating to an acetabular cup assembly for securing a prosthetic hip joint. Plaintiffs have appealed all three cases to the Federal Circuit.
By Rosanna W. Gan