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McAndrews, Held & Malloy Secures Victory for Stryker Corporation

Date: May 4, 2012 || Client Successes

McAndrews, Held & Malloy announced today that it successfully defended its client Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), one of the world’s leading medical device companies, in a patent infringement case brought by Reaux Medical Industries, LLC.  On May 3, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas found that Stryker did not infringe on a patent related to a surgical eye protector with peel-away eye shields, and that Stryker did not misappropriate any trade secrets.   

In the lawsuit, Reaux accused Stryker and co-defendant Racing Optics Inc. for allegedly infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,540,039.  After a short deliberation, the jury returned a verdict that the allegations by Reaux were invalid and that no damages were warranted against Stryker.

“Stryker is truly an innovator, and the company is certainly pleased that the jury recognized that the innovation in question is their own,” said Greg Vogler, a board member at McAndrews. “We at McAndrews are very pleased to have accomplished this victory for Stryker and their team.”

Eligio C. Pimentel, a McAndrews shareholder, added, “We are thrilled that our client is vindicated in their belief of no wrongdoing.”

McAndrews shareholders Greg Vogler and Eligio C. Pimentel and partner Michael J. Krautner represented Stryker.