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 (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."