U.S. News | Acera Surgical Sues RenovoDerm for Patent Infringement

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A St. Louis bioscience startup, Acera Surgical Inc. has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against an Ohio-based medical device firm, RenovoDerm LLC and related companies, Nanofiber Solutions LLC, ParaGen Technologies LLC and Atreon Orthopedics LLC for patent infringement.

Acera Surgical Inc. claimed that it’s a local startup founded in 2013 and focuses on commercializing devices for wound healing and regenerative medical applications, including soft tissue repair. Acera has received FDA clearance for two products and has licensed multiple patents.

Acera Surgical Inc. alleges that RenovoDerm’s Phoenix Wound Matrix product and Atreon’s Rotium Bioresorbable Wick device infringe on its patents.

Acera Surgical Inc. reportedly said that the defendants infringed on four patents associated with Acera’s nanofiber technology platform.

The Co-Chief Executive Officer of Acera, Agnès Rey-Giraud reportedly said that Acera takes the protection of proprietary information and intellectual property very seriously and they will continue to pursue aggressive legal action to protect their interests, both now and into the future.

The plaintiff alleges that the infringement has caused lots of damages, confusion, and unfair competition.

The plaintiff seeks a jury trial and relief that in part includes unspecified monetary damages and an injunction to restrict the manufacture, use, importation, offer for sale, and/or sale of infringing products.

The case is ongoing.

Acera Surgical, Inc. et al v. Nanofiber Solutions, LLC et al

Judge: Colm F Connolly
Court: Delaware District Court
Case #: 1:20-cv-00980
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause:  Patent Infringement
Case Filed: July 23, 2020
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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