Myco's Lawsuit filed Against James Rynerson & his company Legal Information You Need to Know
On June 28th, 2019, James Rynerson and his company submitted a press release trying to create the false perception that he filed a lawsuit against Myco Industries, Inc. for patent infringement. The truth is, Myco sued James Rynerson and his company in Federal Court in Michigan on March 3rd to put a stop to Rynerson's baseless threats of patent infringement to Myco and our prospective customers.
Myco Industries, Inc. has been selling and servicing ophthalmic surgical instruments since 1993. One of its founders, John R. Choate has been designing, developing and manufacturing medical devices for the past 26 years. John holds a number of U.S. and international patents and additionally is a design consultant to a number of medical device companies overseas. In August of 2012, Rynerson reached out Mr. Choate through one of Myco’s sales representatives, since Rynerson had an idea, but had no knowledge on how to proceed. Mr. Choate began working on a concept and within two weeks had made a prototype device. Mr. Choate, who was President and COO of the company he founded (with Rynerson) worked designing and developing the first doctor's treatment for blepharitis (www.Rysurg.com), which was introduced in June 2013 at the AOA. In December of 2013, after Rynerson refused to pay Mr. Choate for his work and forced him out of the company, Mr. Choate filed a lawsuit against Rynerson for fraud and breach of contract.
In March of 2019, Myco sued Rynerson to end his baseless patent infringement claims. In addition, under U.S. patent law, medical practitioners are exempt from claims that they infringe a method patent when they perform a medical procedure on a body.
A copy of Myco’s complaint against James Rynerson and his company may be found at the link below.