Auris Gets Mixed Ruling in Intuitive Case on Surgical Systems

July 19, 2021, 6:10 PM

J&J’s Auris, locked with Intuitive in a 2018 lawsuit over patent royalties on Auris’s Monarch endoscopy platform, got a mixed ruling from a Delaware federal judge.

  • The dispute is over five patents for devices, methods and systems related to robotic surgery; Intuitive’s competing platform is the da Vinci
  • In an opinion issued Monday in federal court in Wilmington, U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika ruled Auris doesn’t infringe a patent for a catheter system that uses the Monarch bronchoscope camera
  • She also ruled Auris doesn’t infringe part of another patent for an endoscope, but said the suit can go ahead ...

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