Smith & Nephew (S&N) launches suit against Arthrex:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Smith & Nephew's endoscopy division has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against arthroscopic specialist Arthrex. The suit alleges that Arthrex's Retrobutton suture fixation device infringes on patents '588 and '301, which relate to S&N's Endobutton and similar products for attaching tissue grafts to bone during arthroscopic surgery of the knee. Naples, Florida-based Arthrex said in a statement that it "vehemently denies the allegations against it in the S&N lawsuit, which appears to be nothing more than desperate legal posturing in response to Arthrex's continued innovation".