WishBone Medical responds to OrthoPediatrics' trade secret allegations

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | January 04, 2019 | Print  |

OrthoPediatrics filed a lawsuit against a former employee and WishBone Medical, claiming the two violated trade secret statutes.

Most recently, the pediatric orthopedic company issued a sanction request. WishBone Medical responded with a statement from CEO Nick Deeter:

"Both the motion and OrthoPediatrics’ case as a whole are without merit and [OrthoPediatrics] knows it. [OrthoPediatrics] is merely trying to use this litigation to intimidate WishBone Medical by trying to outspend us on lawyers. We have new, innovative and better orthopedic products for kids. We know it; they know it. It’s really that simple. But [OrthoPediatrics] sees this as a threat to their profits, so they are trying to use the litigation process to hamper and spy on WishBone. It’s dishonorable; and it won’t work. We are very confident in our case and we will be asking the court for a trial date as soon as available so that we can put an end to [OrthoPediatrics'] anti-competitive and cowardly tactics ."

In the statement, WishBone Medical encouraged competition between the companies. The company expects to be vindicated in the lawsuit and is looking to put it behind them.

Mr. Deeter was a founder of OrthoPediatrics in 2006. He went on to create WishBone Medical two years ago.

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