November 2014

Ottobock acquires Ekso bionics patents

Duderstadt, Germany-based Ottobock and Ekso Bionics, headquartered in Richmond, CA, formalized an intellectual property licensing agreement in November that will allow Ottobock to make use of Ekso’s wearable bionics technology in its next-generation prosthetic devices.

Ekso will receive a combination of license and royalty payments in return for licensing two of its patents to Ottobock.

Ottobock is focused on developing advanced O&P technology; a six-person study epublished in September by Prosthetics & Orthotics Inter­national found its C-brace, a microprocessor-controlled leg ortho­sis system, improved participants’ ability to descend ramps and stairs compared with conventional knee-ankle foot orthoses.

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