Alphatec, SeaSpine face patent infringement charges from Las Vegas surgeon

Spinal Tech

A spine surgeon-inventor filed patent infringement cases against devicemakers Alphatec and SeaSpine in the U.S. District Court in Delaware on June 2, Bloomberg Law reports.

Four notes:

1. Mark Barry, MD, a Las Vegas-based pediatric orthopedic and scoliosis surgeon, alleges that Alphatec and SeaSpine both sell spinal alignment devices that infringe his patents.

2. The Alphatec complaint relates to the company's Zodiac spinal fixation system, which includes a direct vertebral rotation system, its Arsenal deformity adolescent idiopathic scoliosis system and any tools used to correct rotation deformity simultaneously on multiple levels.

3. The case against SeaSpine includes its Daytona deformity and small stature spinal systems.

4. Dr. Barry is seeking cash compensation to be determined at a trial.

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