It was reported today that NuVasive will be presenting clinical evidence this week at NASS to substantiate support of its XLIF procedure. XLIF will be the subject of numerous podium presentations and E-posters.But the bigger news is that today, NuVasive announced that it has initiated patent infringement lawsuit against Globus Medical. The lawsuits contends that Globus' lateral fusion offering instruments, implants and surgical technique sold under the trademarks TransContinental (how original), MARS (it must be out of this world), and LLIF (another stab at originality), infringes on NuVasives XLIF IP.
Come on down shoppers, and stop by Booth # 859, not only will there be a series of interesting presentations on XLIF, but Alex will be serving PETRUS with some goose liver pate, a variety of French cheeses and crackers. Hopefully, someone will finally kick Globus' ass for allegedly stealing another company's IP. Maybe Tony Soprano will pay David Paul a visit.