Sooner than later, our readers are going to witness the most anticipated boxing match in the history of spine, for the heavyweight championship of the world. Are you ready? Spineblogger fans are you rrrrrrrrrrrready? With thousands of spinebloggers and millions of viewers watching in the United States of America, especially in the U.S. District Court of Delaware, "Let's get ready to rumble!" No fellow bloggers it not TSB, it's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's favorite son, Michael Buffer standing in the ring holding the microphone with Synthes USA standing in one corner, while Globus Medical stands on the opposite side of the ring.
On Friday, July 22nd, 2011 the firm of Young, Conaway, Stargatt and Taylor LLP filed a formal complaint on behalf of Synthes USA in the U.S. District Court of Delaware against Globus Medical for infringing on Patent numbers 7,846,207, 7,862,616 and 7,875,076 also know as the "207," "616," and "076" patents which have been assigned to Synthes. This action arises under the patent laws of the U.S., 35 U.S.C., Sec 1, et seq.
The "207, 616, and 076" patents were duly and lawfully issued to Synthes by the USPTO. The Inventors of the "207 and 616" patents were Mssrs. Beat Lechmann, Dominique Burkard, Chris M.J. Cain, and Claude Mathieu, while the "076" patent was invented by Mssrs. Claude Mathier, John Cain, and Christopher Marden.
The Synthes complaints cites that Globus has directly infringed on these patents by making, using and offering for sale products that infringe on these patents. Included are the ALIF System Coalition, ACDF System and the InterContinental Place Spacer Products. The complaint states that Globus' infringement on these patents was willful. Synthes respectfully is asking the Court to enter judgement in its favor and against Globus and grant the following relief;
A judgement that Globus willfully infringed on the patents
Enjoining Globus and all persons in active concert from any further infringement
Award Synthes damages adequate to compensate for Globus' infringement
Award Synthes its attorney fees and costs
An order to recall from distribution and destroy its entire stock.
TSB wants to know who are you placing your bets on the Synthes "the Bone Crusher" USA or Globus "the Ironman" Medical? It doesn't get any better than this, these are two companies that will forever be tied to one another whether they really like it or not. Let's get ready to rumble!