KFx Medical Gets Patent

Carlsbad-based KFX Medical, which is developing bone implant products for the orthopedic surgery market, reported today that it has received a third patent. The patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,109,969, covers its knotless double row soft tissue bone repair method. The patent was filed on September 26, 2011, and names Michael L. Green, Joseph C. Tauro, and Bart Bojanowski as inventors. KFX said the quick turnaround time came via participation in the USPTO Patent Accelerated Examination Program. The patent is a continuation of a patent originally filed by the company in 2004. KFX Medical was represented by Knobbe Martens in the patent filing. KFX Medical is venture backed by Alloy Ventures, Charter Life Sciences, Arboretum Ventures, Montreux Equity Partners, and MB Venture Partners.