RSB Spine sues Innovasis over patent

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RSB Spine is suing Salt Lake City-based devicemaker Innovasis over a patent for the InterPlate device.

RSB Spine alleges Innovasis knowingly infringed a U.S. patent, according to the lawsuit filed April 10 in U.S. District Court in Utah. Innovasis received a notice letter in 2018 from RSB Spine saying the Ax Stand-Alone ALIF System infringed at least two claims in the patent, the lawsuit states.

Innovasis responded and indicated "Its unwillingness to engage in meaningful licensing discussions with RSB," the lawsuit said. Innovasis allegedly responded in the same manner to three more similar letters in 2021 and 2023.

The patent was issued to RSB Spine in 2017, and the company previously filed lawsuits over alleged infringement against other devicemakers. In 2022, RSB Spine was awarded $12 million in its patent case against DePuy Synthes.

RSB Spine is asking for a jury trial and damages to compensate for Innovasis' alleged patent infringement.

Innovasis didn't immediately respond to an April 11 request for comment from Becker's.

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