Mako Surgical sues Stanmore Implants over robotic surgery patents

March 22, 2013 by Brad Perriello

Mako Surgical sues Stanmore Implants for patent infringement over robotic surgery patents and files a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Mako Surgical

Stanmore Implants

Mako Surgical (NSDQ:MAKO) filed a pair of lawsuits against Stanmore Implants alleging patent infringement over robotic surgery technology, and filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission over the alleged violations.

The lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Courts for Northern California and Massachusetts, accuse Elstree, U.K.- and Plymouth, Mass.-based Stanmore of violating 3 patents covering haptic guidance systems for robotic surgery applications with its Sculptor robotic guidance arm, according to court documents.

"Mako has invested tens of millions of dollars developing a significant portfolio of technologies," president & CEO Dr. Maurice Ferré said in prepared remarks.  "We are intent on protecting our leadership position in the field of robotically assisted orthopedic surgery." 

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