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AngleFix Tech, LLC v Smith & Nephew, Inc

Case Summary: 13-CV-02281

Plaintiff AngleFix Tech, LLC brought this action against Defendant Smith & Nephew, Inc. for patent infringement relating to Defendant’s “Peri-Loc VLP” surgical product. The patent relates to a type of surgical bone plate system, comprised of an orthopedic bone plate and screws, that allows the screws to be locked to the plate at variable angles that the surgeon can select during surgery. This reduces the risk that the plate will loosen over time.

This video shows the technical tutorial and scheduling conference held by the court on September 27, 2013. Each side is given time to present a factual explanation of the technology at issue to help the judge understand the case. The tutorial usually precedes the claims construction hearing and is meant to be non-argumentative. In this tutorial, Plaintiff presents first and the Defendant follows. At the end of the hearing, the court and parties agree to hold the claims construction hearing on June 13, 2014.

Case Highlights

  • Complaint filed 5/06/2013 (Doc #1)
  • Answer and Counterclaim filed by Defendant 8/05/2013 (Doc #10)
  • Technology tutorial and scheduling conference held 9/27/2013 (Doc #24)

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