MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--National trial firm Robins Kaplan LLP® filed notices of appearance for Ronald J. Schutz, Patrick M. Arenz, and Sharon Roberg-Perez on behalf of Hudson Surgical Design, Inc. (now Puget Bioventures, LLC) in its ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. and Biomet Orthopedics, LLC.
In 2010, Hudson Surgical Design filed complaints against DePuy and Biomet, accusing both companies of willfully infringing United States Patent Number 7,344,541. The claims of the ’541 patent are generally directed to methods for minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery. The ’541 patent relates back to work performed by inventors Tim Haines and David Goldstein in the mid-1990s.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana stayed both cases in 2011 following Biomet’s petition for inter partes reexamination of the ’541 patent. In 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed the validity of claims 31, 33, 35-40, 45, 47, and 49-52 of the ’541 patent. Puget Bioventures will now ask the District Court to allow both lawsuits to proceed.
Puget Bioventures is the owner of an extensive portfolio of patents related to methods and apparatuses for knee replacement surgeries.
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