Mondottica International has acquired the global patents and trademarks relating to the Spine hinge technology from its Italian inventor, Guido Medana, for an undisclosed amount. The self-closing hinge technology is being used by Mondottica in a dedicated Spine collection. It has also been sub-licensed to Centennial Company in Canada and Rem Optical in the U.S. Michael Jardine, founder and chief executive of Mondottica, says the acquisition will help it to make a longterm investment in brand building and marketing for Spine, preventing it from being adopted by competitors.