Depuy Synthes Products, Inc. v. Globus Medical, Inc.C.A. No. 14-11 - RGA, May 28, 2015

Andrews, J. The court construes terms relating to a patent for a device used to stabilize a human spine.  The case was filed in January 2014.  Oral argument was held on May 14, 2015 regarding 8 terms of one patent-in-suit.

The disputed technology relates to a flexible elongated connection unit for stabilizing a human spine. The following terms were construed:

  1. Flexible member
  2. Secured within
  3. A longitudinally compressible spacer
  4. The spacer metallic portion
  5. The spacer rigid portion
  6. An inner bore extending the length
  7. A distal portion
  8. A proximal portion