Nuvasive Inc., the San Diego-based maker of spinal-surgery devices, failed to get an early-stage judgment in a patent infringement case.
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in a Jan. 14 ruling that such a judgment would require a hearing on the scope of patent 6,955,677, which North Carolina’s Anglefix Tech LLC said Nuvasive infringed.
The parties are “vigorously” disputing the reach of the patent and the court hasn’t had the benefit of a full briefing, the judge ruled.
The case is Anglefix Tech LLC v. Nuvasive Inc., 13- cv-00983, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego).
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