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Conformis Settles Patent Dispute With Smith & Nephew

Conformis to Receive $10.5 Million for Non-Exclusive License to Patient-Specific Instrument Patents for use with off-the-shelf knee implants

Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS), a medical technology company that uses its proprietary iFit Image-to-Implant technology platform to develop, manufacture and sell joint replacement implants that fit each patient’s unique anatomy, announced today that it has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Smith & Nephew that resolves all patent disputes between Conformis and Smith & Nephew.

Pursuant to the agreement, Smith & Nephew is required to pay $10.5M to Conformis, and the parties have entered into a limited patent cross-license.

“We are very pleased to announce the complete settlement of the various patent proceedings we have with Smith & Nephew. Through this settlement, we have once again monetized our patient-specific instrument patents and steadfastly protected our core business of patient-specific implants,” stated Mark Augusti, Conformis’ President and Chief Executive Officer.