Joint Active Systems (JAS) and Bonutti Research Reach Settlement (Senniger Powers LLP, plaintiff attorney) with Former Distributor, Lantz Medical

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Settlement Reached with Former Distributor

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On April 18, 2014, Joint Active Systems, (JAS) and Bonutti Research initiated litigation against Lantz Medical for the alleged infringement of five (5) of JAS' patents by the Lantz Medical Stat-a-Dyne products. On April 10, 2017, JAS and Bonutti Research reached a settlement with Lantz Medical, Inc. (case reference No. 1:14-cv-00609-SEB-MJD, United States District Court, S.D. Indiana, Indianapolis Division, plaintiff attorney: SENNIGER POWERS LLP). As part of the settlement, Lantz, a former JAS distributor, agrees to pay a royalty to JAS for the use of the five JAS patents in association with the Stat-A-Dyne Products. Lantz will mark certain products going forward with the Bonutti patent numbers. Boris Bonutti, President of JAS and COO of Bonutti Research, said, "This settlement clearly demonstrates our leading position of technology and innovation in Range of Motion products and our commitment to improving patient care by providing our competitors access to our intellectual property." Ted Brown, CEO of Lantz Medical, said, “We are pleased with the outcome of this litigation. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers.”

About JAS
Founded in Effingham, Illinois in 1994, JAS is the leading innovator and sole provider of a complete Range of Motion (ROM) product offering, including JAS Static Progressive Stress (SPS), JAS Dynamic, JAS EZ, and the EMPI Advance ROM systems. JAS is oriented on patient care for patients challenged with ROM loss with over 100 patents in patient rehabilitation. In addition to selling JAS throughout the USA and 20 countries, JAS has helped to successfully restore ROM in extremity joints of more than 300,000 patients. Learn more about JAS innovations at jointactivesystems.com

About Lantz Medical
Lantz Medical, headquartered in Indiana, specializes in the design and manufacturing of Range of Motion (ROM) products. Lantz Medical was founded in 2005 with a singular goal to improve technologies in the rehabilitation industry. Along with a hands-on approach, our patented ROM product lines provide the best options available in the industry with cost effective rental options, and exceptional service. Learn more about us by reading the Lantz Story at lantzmedical.com

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