ConforMIS Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Smith & Nephew Over Surgical Tool Technology

March 1, 2016 – ConforMIS, Inc. filed a complaint for patent infringement against Smith & Nephew, Inc. on February 29, 2016 in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Eastern Division).  The lawsuit relates to Smith & Nephew’s allegedly infringing Visionaire Cutting Guides, surgical tools related to knee arthroplasty procedures.  The patents at issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,534,263, entitled: “Surgical Tools Facilitating Increased Accuracy, Speed and Simplicity in Performing Joint Arthoscopy”; 7,981,158, entitled: “Patient Selectable Joint Arthroplasty Devices and Surgical Tools”; 8,062,302, entitled: “Surgical Tools for Arthroplasty”; 8,377,129, entitled: “Joint Arthroplasty Devices and Surgical Tools”; 8,551,169, entitled: “Joint Arthroplasty Devices and Surgical Tools”; 8,657,827, entitled: “Surgical Tools for Arthroplasty”; 9,055,953, entitled: “Methods and Compositions for Articular Repair”; and 9,216,025, entitled: “Joint Arthroplasty Devices and Surgical Tools.”  The complaint has been given Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-10420 (D. Mass.).

By: Frederick C. Millett

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