MAKO Surgical Corp. Announces Patent Enforcement Actions Against Stanmore
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MAKO Surgical Corp.
(Nasdaq:MAKO) today announced that it has filed complaints against Stanmore
Implants Worldwide, Ltd. of Elstree, United Kingdom and Stanmore Inc. of
Plymouth, Massachusetts with the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the
U.S. District Courts of the Northern District of California and the District
of Massachusetts collectively alleging infringement of three patents by
Stanmore. The patents at issue relate to computerized orthopedic surgical
devices and software, and the patent infringement actions are directed at
Stanmore's computerized orthopedic surgery guidance systems, including
Stanmore's Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm.
"MAKO has invested tens of millions of dollars developing a significant
portfolio of technologies," said Maurice R. Ferré, M.D., president and chief
executive officer of MAKO. "We are intent on protecting our leadership
position in the field of robotically assisted orthopedic surgery."
About MAKO Surgical Corp.
MAKO Surgical Corp. is a medical device company that markets its RIO
Robotic-Arm Interactive Orthopedic system, with specific applications for
partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement, and proprietary RESTORIS
Family of Implants for orthopedic procedures called MAKOplasty. The RIO is a
surgeon-interactive tactile surgical platform that incorporates a robotic arm
and patient-specific visualization technology, which enables accurate,
consistently reproducible bone resection for accurate insertion and alignment
of RESTORIS knee and hip implants. The MAKOplasty solution incorporates
technologies enabled by an intellectual property portfolio including more than
300 U.S. and foreign, owned and licensed, patents and patent applications.
Additional information can be found at www.makosurgical.com.
"MAKOplasty®," "RESTORIS®," "RIO®," as well as the "MAKO" logo, whether
standing alone or in connection with the words "MAKO Surgical Corp." are
trademarks of MAKO Surgical Corp.
"Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm" is a claimed trademark of Stanmore.
MAKO Surgical Corp.
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