LOS ANGELES – A Canadian company alleges its patented design for dental implant was infringed without its permission.
Spitz Technologies Corp. filed a complaint on April 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Nobel Biocare USA LLC, Nobel Biocare Services AG and Nobel Biocare AB alleging patent infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 7, 2006, it was issued a patent for its self-drilling implant, which is a dental implant. The plaintiff claims that the defendants make, use, sell, offer for sale and import into the United States a dental implant that infringes the plaintiff's patent under the trade name NobelActive.
The plaintiff seeks to permanently enjoin further infringement of the patent, award of its costs, attorney's fees and such further relief as the court may deemitable. It is represented by Jan P. Weir and Katherine J. Brandt of Michelman and Robinson LLP in Irvine.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division Case number 8:17-cv-00660