Smith & Nephew names Interlace Medical CTO in patent infringement suit

June 11, 2010 by MassDevice staff

Smith & Nephew Inc.'s patent infringement lawsuit against Interlace Medical Inc. accuses Interlace Medical Inc. CTO Ronald Adams of bringing the technology with him when he left the British medical products conglomerate in 2006.

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Smith & Nephew Inc. (NYSE:SNN) hit Interlace Medical Inc. with a lawsuit accusing the Framingham, Mass.-based firm of infringing a patent with its MyoSure hysteroscopy device.

Smith & Nephew, which has operations in Andover, Mass., accused Interlace chief technology officer Ronald Adams, an SNN employee from 2002 to 2006, of bringing the technology with him when he jumped ship for then-startup Interlace. The patent covers an arthroscopic surgical instrument designed to cut semi-rigid tissue.

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