Smith & Nephew and Arthrex Settle Suture Anchor Patent Dispute

February 15, 2017 – Smith & Nephew and Arthrex settled a long-running patent infringement litigation involving U.S. Patent No. 5,601,557 which covers anchors that connect medical sutures to bone.  The case was captioned Smith & Nephew Inc. v. Arthrex, Inc., 3:08-cv-00714, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

By:  Christopher J. Stankus