Blog Tag: Patents

Positive Clinical Results for Using Myriad’s BRACAnalysis CDx® for Identifying Breast Cancer Patients for Treatment with Lynaparza

Myriad Genetics recently announced clinical results showing that its BRACAnalysis CDx® test was able to identify patients with HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer who had improved response with Lynparza (olaparib), AstraZeneca’s

Smith & Nephew, Arthrex Settled Suture Anchor Patent Dispute Before Trial

On February 14, 2017, U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman of the United States District Court, District of Oregon granted a Joint Stipulated Motion for Dismissal with Prejudice submitted by Plaintiffs Smith & Nephew, Inc. and John

Acumed Sues Skeletal Dynamics For Patent Infringement

Acumed Sues Skeletal Dynamics For Patent Infringement

Acumed LLC recently sued Skeletal Dynamics LLC in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.  Acumed’s complaint alleges that Skeletal Dynamics’s REDUCT Headless Compression Screw infringes one of Acumed’s

Boston Scientific Files IPR Petitions Against Nevro

Boston Scientific Files IPR Petitions Against Nevro

Boston Scientific filed two petitions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on May 14, 2015 requesting inter partes review of Nevro’s U.S. Patent No. 8,359,102.    The petitions were assigned Case Nos. IPR2015-01203 and 

Shift Labs Continues Trend Toward Consumer Wireless Healthcare Devices

The medical device market is expanding into more private healthcare products in hopes of bringing healthcare directly to the user.  For example, the increase in popularity of wearable diagnostic devices, such as FitBit, and 

Four Mile Bay Sues Zimmer Holdings

Four Mile Bay Sues Zimmer Holdings

Four Mile Bay, LLC recently sued Zimmer Holdings, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.  The complaint alleges that Zimmer Holdings’ hip implants, such as the “Trabecular Metal Primary

Federal Circuit Upholds $35 million Infringement Award to KFx Medical

Federal Circuit Upholds $35 million Infringement Award to KFx Medical

(January 20, 2015) KFx Medical Corp.’s $35 million patent infringement award against Arthrex, Inc. was upheld by the Federal Circuit. KFx’s lawsuit alleged that Arthrex’s SutureBridge and SpeedBridge devices infringed U.S.

Federal Circuit Vacates $176 Million Damages Award to Covidien relating to Ethicon Harmonic Ultrasonic Cutters

Federal Circuit Vacates $176 Million Damages Award to Covidien relating to Ethicon Harmonic Ultrasonic Cutters

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a $176 million district court damages award to Covidien, formerly known as Tyco Healthcare Group LP, in a patent infringement suit against Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

Bonutti Skeletal Innovations Sues Globus Medical

Bonutti Skeletal Innovations Sues Globus Medical

Bonutti Skeletal Innovations, LLC brought a patent infringement suit against Globus Medical, Inc. in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on November 19, 2014.  The lawsuit alleges that several of Globus Medical’s spinal spacer

Wright Medical Technology Files for Inter Partes Review of Orthophoenix Patents

Wright Medical Technology Files for Inter Partes Review of Orthophoenix Patents

On June 6, 2014, Wright Medical Technology, Inc. (“WMT”) filed first and second petitions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of both U.S. Patent No. 6,440,138 (“the ‘138 Patent”)

I.C. Medical, Inc. Sues ConMed Corporation

I.C. Medical, Inc. Sues ConMed Corporation

On January 6, 2014, I.C. Medical, Inc. filed a lawsuit against ConMed Corporation in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.  The complaint alleges that ConMed’s GoldVac® electrosurgical pencils infringe U.S.

Federal Circuit Affirms Rejection of Claims Directed to a System for Detection of Blood Within a Body Lumen

Federal Circuit Affirms Rejection of Claims Directed to a System for Detection of Blood Within a Body Lumen

On July 19, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that the claims of U.S. Patent Application No. 10/097,096 were obvious over a combination of prior art references.  The ‘096 application

Federal Circuit Reverses BPAI Reexamination Decision; Finds Synthes Patent Invalid

Federal Circuit Reverses BPAI Reexamination Decision; Finds Synthes Patent Invalid

On July 9, 2013, the Federal Circuit reversed the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences’ decision that certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,128,744 were not invalid due to obviousness. The ‘744 Patent, owned by Synthes, Inc.

Supreme Court Invalidates Claims to Naturally Occurring DNA

On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision finding that claims to naturally occurring DNA segments were invalid under the Patent Act because DNA is a product of nature and therefore not patent eligible. 

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

AGA Medical Wins Septal Closure Appeal at the Federal Circuit

On Monday, June 3, 2013, the Federal Circuit affirmed the judgments of non-infringement and invalidity in a lawsuit filed by the University of Minnesota against AGA Medical. The opinion was authored by Judge Dyk.

The University of Minnesota

ResMed Sues APEX Medical for Patent Infringement Relating to Respiratory Masks

ResMed Sues APEX Medical for Patent Infringement Relating to Respiratory Masks

ResMed Incorporated has filed a new lawsuit against APEX Medical Corporation and other defendants.  The lawsuit alleges infringement of several patents, including U.S. Patent No. 7,159,587, entitled “Respiratory Mask Having

NuVasive Files 2 Petitions for Inter Partes Review of Warsaw Orthopedic Patent

NuVasive Files 2 Petitions for Inter Partes Review of Warsaw Orthopedic Patent

San Diego-based NuVasive, Inc. filed two petitions last Friday with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for inter partes review of Medtronic subsidiary Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.’s U.S. Pat. No. 8,251,997. The sole listed inventor of the ‘997

Heart Failure Technologies Seeks Inter Partes Review of CardioKinetix Patent

Heart Failure Technologies Seeks Inter Partes Review of CardioKinetix Patent

Heart Failure Technologies, LLC filed a petition yesterday with the Patent Trial and Appeals Board for inter partes review of CardioKinetix, Inc.’s  U.S. Patent No. 7,582,051.  The ‘051 patent, entitled “Peripheral

OrbusNeich Sues Boston Scientific In Ireland

OrbusNeich Sues Boston Scientific In Ireland

OrbusNeich Medical Inc. and its subsidiary, Orbus International B.V., announced on Friday a lawsuit against Boston Scientific Corp. in Ireland for alleged patent infringement.  According to the press release, the lawsuit