Two complaints filed by Vite Technologies, LLC against Depuy Synthes Sales, Inc.

On December 22, 2014, Vite Technologies, LLC (“Plaintiff”) filed two complaints against Depuy Synthes Sales, Inc. (“Defendant”) asserting infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,168,598 (“the ‘598 Patent”) and 6,648,892 (“the ‘892 Patent”). Both the ‘598 Patent and the ‘892 Patent are assigned to the Plaintiff, and both are drawn to soft tissue securing anchors. The Plaintiff is asserting that the Defendant is (i) infringing, both literally and under the doctrine of equivalents, both the ‘598 Patent and the ‘892 Patent, (ii) inducing infringement of both the ‘598 Patent and the ‘892 Patent, and (iii) committing contributory infringement of both the ‘598 Patent and the ‘892 Patent. These cases remain pending and are captioned 1-14-cv-14697 and 1-14-cv-14699, respectively.

By: Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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