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.