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Medtronic Files for Inter Partes Review of Bosch Healthcare Patent

Medtronic Files for Inter Partes Review of Bosch Healthcare Patent

On February 14, 2014, Medtronic, Inc. (“Medtronic”) filed a petition with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 7,587,469 (“the ’469 Patent”).

The ’469 Patent is entitled “Audio Instructions for Appliances,” and the sole listed inventor is Stephen J. Brown.  The ’469 Patent states that it relates to “communication systems for remote monitoring of individuals, and in particular to a networked system for remotely monitoring individuals and for communicating information to the individuals through the use of script programs.”  Figure 5 from the ’469 Patent is shown below:

The petition seeks review of all 22 of the ’469 Patent’s claims.  The petition discloses that the ’469 Patent has been asserted by Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. (“Bosch Healthcare”) against Cardiocom, LLC (“Cardiocom”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medtronic, in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  The complaint, filed on April 26, 2013, states the ’469 Patent is assigned to Bosch Healthcare.  The complaint alleges that the “Cardiocom Telehealth system, which includes, but is not limited to, the Commander Flex Device, the Commander Device, the Telescale Device, the LinkView Device, the Attentiv Device, the NetResponse product, the TeleResponse product, and the Omnivisor Management System” infringes the ’469 Patent and five other patents.

The petition further states that there is a second patent infringement lawsuit “involving related patents,” and also that several of the related patents are also being challenged in USPTO proceedings.  The complaint for this second case, filed by Bosch Healthcare against Cardiocom on July 24, 2012 in the Northern District of California, is available here.

Cardiocom files for Inter Partes Review of University of Rochester’s Patient Monitoring and Treatment Patent

Cardiocom files for Inter Partes Review of University of Rochester’s Patient Monitoring and Treatment Patent

Cardiocom, LLC, filed a petition last Friday with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of claims 1-9 of University of Rochester’s U.S. Patent No. 6,612,985.

The ‘985 patent is entitled “Methods and System for Monitoring and Treating a Patient.”  The patent specification states that the patent relates to “a method and system for monitoring and treating a patient who has one or more diagnosed conditions and is located at a remote location from a treatment processing system.”

The ‘985 patent is the subject of a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by University of Rochester and purported licensee My Health, Inc. against Cardiocom.  The complaint refers to Cardiocom’s use of allegedly infringing “sales of products incorporating the University’s technology[,]” including “a unique technology that assists healthcare providers in monitoring and treating patients.”