ArthroCare Corporation, a medical device company, develops, manufactures, and markets surgical products based on its Coblation technology in the Americas and internationally. It offers sports medicine products, including Coblation Wands that features disposable energy-based surgical wands for single patient use to treat shoulder, knee, hip, foot, ankle, elbow, and wrist injuries; and soft-tissue fixation products, such as knotless and traditional anchors for rotator cuff and labrum repairs in the shoulder and hip; screws for ligament reconstruction in the knee; and arthroscopic suture passers, as well as reusable hand-held instruments, procedural kits, and accessories. The company also provi...
7000 West William Cannon Drive
Austin, TX 78735
Founded in 1993
Arthrex Serves Second Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Smith & Nephew and ArthroCare
Nov 20 15
Arthrex has served a patent infringement lawsuit against Smith & Nephew and its wholly-owned subsidiary, ArthroCare Corp. in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. The lawsuit, which is the second patent infringement lawsuit the company has filed against Smith & Nephew and ArthroCare, Corp, alleges two new counts of infringement relating to Arthrex’s knotless anchor technology sold throughout the world. The first lawsuit against Smith & Nephew and ArthroCare Corp. was filed in the same court on June 18, 2015 alleging 47 counts of infringement relating to 12 threx patents. The new lawsuit brings the total to 49 counts relating to the following 13 Arthrex patents: 9,179,907, 8,821,541, 8,801,755, 8,623,052, 8,343,186, 7,329,272, 7,322,986, 7,195,634, 6,875,216, 6,629,977, 6,511,499, 6,214,031, 5,993,451. The new lawsuit alleges that Smith & Nephew and ArthroCare Corp. infringed on these patents and is seeking an injunction and damages on their manufacturing and sale of various lines of implants, including SpeedScrew, SpeedLock, SpeedLock Hip, LabraLock P, MultiFix, BioRaptor Knotless, Footprint PK, TwinFix and Ultra suture anchors, which are sold by Smith & Nephew to compete with Arthrex’s PushLock and SwiveLock implants.
ArthroCare Corporation Announces Board Resignations
Jun 4 14
On May 29, 2014, ArthroCare Corporation completed the merger contemplated by the agreement and plan of merger dated as of February 2, 2014, by and among ArthroCare, Smith & Nephew Inc., Rosebud Acquisition Corporation and Smith & Nephew plc. Pursuant to the merger agreement, ArthroCare was acquired by Smith & Nephew through a merger of merger subsidiary with and into ArthroCare, with ArthroCare surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith & Nephew (Surviving Corporation). In connection with the merger, on May 29, 2014, the directors of merger subsidiary immediately prior to the effective time became the directors of the Surviving Corporation and each director of ArthroCare immediately prior to the effective time ceased his or her service as a director of ArthroCare. In connection therewith, each of David Fitzgerald, Christian P. Ahrens, Gregory A. Belinfanti, Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., James G. Foster, Terrence E. Geremski, Fabiana Lacerca-Allen, Tord B. Lendau and Peter L. Wilson resigned from ArthroCare’s board of directors.