Cayenne Medical, Inc. Files Patent Infringement Suit Against MedShape, Inc.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cayenne Medical, Inc., a Scottsdale based sports medicine device company specializing in the soft tissue reconstruction segment of the orthopaedic device industry, announced today that it filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona against MedShape, Inc., an Atlanta, Georgia based company.

In the suit, Cayenne Medical alleges that MedShape's ExoShape® Femoral Soft Tissue Fastener infringed and continues to infringe Cayenne Medical patents (United States Patent Nos. 7,651,528 and 8,435,294) that broadly cover Cayenne Medical's novel AperFix® System and methods for attaching soft material to bone, such as in an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction procedure. Cayenne Medical is represented by Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, which is consistently ranked among the top intellectual property law firms worldwide.

"Cayenne has invested significant resources since our inception in building a valuable intellectual property portfolio. We have a responsibility to patients, surgeons, and our team members and shareholders to safeguard our investments made in bringing innovative medical devices to the healthcare community. We will use all reasonable measures to ensure that violators, such as MedShape, stop the infringement of our patented inventions," remarked David Springer, Cayenne Medical president and CEO.

About Cayenne Medical, Inc.

Cayenne Medical, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, develops innovative soft tissue ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction products for the knee and shoulder. For more information please visit

CONTACT: Cayenne Medical David B. Springer President and Chief Executive Officer dspringer@cayennemedical.comSource: Cayenne Medical