Arthrex Files Suit Against Smith & Nephew

June 18, 2015 – Arthrex, Inc. filed suit against Smith & Nephews, Inc. and Anthrocare Corp. for infringement of 12 patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 5,993,451; 6,214,031; 6,511,499; 6,629,977; 6,875,216; 7,195,634; 7,322,986; 7,329,272; 8,343,186; 8,623,052; 8,801,755; 8,821,541. These patents cover suture guides, suture anchors, and bioabsorbable screws. The case is captioned Anthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. et al., 15-cv-01047 and is pending in the Eastern District of Texas.

By: Rosanna W. Gan

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