District Court Grants Summary Judgment of Infringement in Anchoring and Manipulating Tissue Implant Case

May 26, 2016—District Judge Michael W. Mosman of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon granted Plaintiffs’, Smith & Nephew, Inc. and John O. Hayhurst, M.D., motion for summary judgement of infringement of their U.S. Patent No. 5,601,557 (“Anchoring and Manipulating Tissue”) by Defendant Arthex, Inc. The ‘557 Patent is directed toward an implantable apparatus used to manipulate and anchor tissue during surgery. This action is captioned, Smith & Nephew, Inc. et al v. Arthrex, Inc. 3-08-cv-00714 (D. Or.)

By: H. Rachael Million-Perez

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