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ConforMIS sues Acacia Research over disingenuous access to confidential docs

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 9:29am
Mass Device

Orthopedic devices maker ConforMIS claims Acacia Research Group and a knee arthroplasty method inventor on grounds that they accessed confidential business information by misrepresenting themselves and their intentions.

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Medical device maker ConforMIS filed a counter-suit against a patent holder and a patent management firm, claiming the pair used disingenuous means to acquire information in support of an infringement case against the company.

Massachusetts-based ConforMIS claimed that Acacia Research, acting on behalf of client and inventor Peter Bonutti, access the company's online Surgeon Resource Center and other corporate portals in order to gather ammunition for a patent infringement lawsuit over knee arthroplasty methods.

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