Blog Tag: Spinal Rod System
Altus Partners Sues Globus Medical
Altus Partners, LLC has sued Globus Medical, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges that Globus Medical’s REVERE® pedicle screws and components infringe U.S. Patent No. 8,162,989, entitled “Orthopedic Rod System,” which issued in 2012. A figure from the ‘989 Patent is shown below:
According to the ‘989 patent, “[t]he present invention relates to orthopedic implantable devices, related systems, and associated methods of use and, more particularly, to a pedicle screw and rod system and associated method for joining two or more bone segments, such as vertebrae.” See ‘989 Patent at col. 1, lines 12-16. The complaint, which also attaches a copy of the asserted patent, is available here.