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Stryker settles hip implant suit against J&J’s DePuy

August 13, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Stryker Corp. settles a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics division; co-defendants Wright Medical, Zimmer Holdings and Smith & Nephew move to have their cases tossed as well.

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) agreed to dismiss Johnson & Johnson(NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics from a patent infringement lawsuit brought over Stryker’s patent for a hip implant component.

Stryker leveled the suit against DePuy and a quartet of other orthopedics rivals in November 2011, accusing the J&J division,Smith & Nephew (FTSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) and Zimmer (NYSE:ZMH) of violating a Stryker patent for “Acetabular Cup Assembly With Selected Bearing,” according to court documents.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Sales Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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