Dentsply Sirona Inc. v. Edge Endo, LLC (amended complaint)

Defendant: Edge Endo, LLC

Court: D. New Mexico

Date: Nov 20, 2017

Docket: 1-17-cv-01041

Judge: Judge Steven C. Yarbrough

Dentsply Sirona Inc has added allegations of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,801,696 (“instriument for drilling dental root canals”) to its previous allegations of infringement against Edge Endo, LLC.  Denstply accuses the EdgeTaper Encore line of products of infringing the ‘696 patent.

Niazi Licensing Corp. v. St. Jude Medical SC, Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: St. Jude Medical SC, Inc.

Court: D. Minn.

Date: Nov 14, 2017

Docket: 17-cv-05096

Judge: Judge Susan Richard Nelson

Niazi Licensing Corporation has sued St. Jude Medical SC, Inc. in the District of Minnesota for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,638,268 (Catheter to cannulate the coronary sinus).  Niazi accuses St. Jude’s CPS catheter of infringing the ‘268 patent.

Niazi Licensing Corp. v. Medtronic, Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Medtronic Inc.

Court: D. Minn.

Date: Nov 14, 2017

Docket: 17-cv-05095

Judge: Judge Joan N. Ericksen

Niazi Licensing Corporation has sued Medtronic, Inc. in the District of Minnesota for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,638,268 (Catheter to cannulate the coronary sinus).  Niazi accuses Medtronic’s Attain catheter of infringing the ‘268 patent.

Niazi Licensing Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Boston Scientific Corporation

Court: D. Minn.

Date: Nov 14, 2017

Docket: 17-cv-05094

Judge: Judge Joan N. Ericksen

Niazi Licensing Corporation has sued Boston Scientific Corporation in the District of Minnesota for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,638,268 (Catheter to cannulate the coronary sinus).  Niazi accuses Boston’s Acuity catheter of infringing the ‘268 patent.

Joinmax, Inc. v. Surgical Orthopedic Implants, Inc. (default judgment)

Defendant: Surgical Orthopedic Implants, Inc. d/b/a MaxSpine

Court: C.D. Cal.

Date: Nov 09, 2017

Docket: 7-17-cv-00979

Judge: Judge Josephine L. Staton

Judge Josephine L. Staton entered default judgment in the case of Joinmax, Inc. v. Surgical Orthopedic Implants, Inc. d/b/a MaxSpine.  Judge Staton awarded Joinmax $40,000 in damages for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,267,937; 9,449,546; 8,623,021; and 8,821,378.  Judge Staton awarded $80,000 in enhanced damages for willful infringement under patent law.  Judge Staton also awarded $57,017 in damages related to property provided to MaxSpine on consignment,  and $20,2325 in attorney fees.  The Court also granted Joinmax and injunction against MaxSpine related to Joinmax’s patent infringement, trademark infringement, and trade dress claims.

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Abiomed, Inc. of Maquet Cardiovascular LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,597,437 (Inter Partes Reviews Denied)

Defendant: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 09, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01207; IPR2017-01208; IPR2017-01209; IPR2017-01253

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Jeremy M. Plenzler; Administrative Patent Judge Bart A. Gerstenblith

April 18, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

October 18, 2017 – Petitions for Inter Partes Review Denied (IPR2017-01207 and IPR2017-01253)

November 7, 2017 – Petitions for Inter Partes Review Denied (IPR2017-01208 and IPR2017-01209)

 

Medline Industries, Inc. v. CR Bard, Inc. (patents added to suit)

Defendant: CR Bard

Court: N.D. Ill.

Date: Nov 09, 2017

Docket: 1-17-cv-02097

Judge: Judge Sara L. Ellis

Medline Industries has filed second amended complaint that accuses CR Bard of infringing two additional patents.  Those patents are U.S. Patent Nos. 9,808,400 and 9,808,596 both entitled Catheter tray, packaging system, and associated methods.  Medline accuses Bard’s ERASE CAUTI system and program of infringing the ‘400 and ‘596 patents.

Medline previously accused Bard’s ERASE CAUTI system of infringing U.S. Patent Nos.  9,745,088 (Catheter tray, packaging system, and associated methods) and 9,795,761 (Medical Kit, Packaging System, Instruction Insert, and Associated Methods).

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Nevro Corp. of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 8,646,172

Defendant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 06, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00148

November 3, 2017 – Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Nevro Corp. of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 8,644,933

Defendant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 06, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00141

November 3, 2017 – Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Nevro Corp. of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 8,650,747

Defendant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 03, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00147

November 2, 2017 – Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Nevro Corp. of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 7,891,085

Defendant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 03, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00143

November 2, 2017 – Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Snyder Heart Valve LLC v. St. Jude Medical SC, Inc. (claim construction)

Defendant: St. Jude Medical SC, Inc.

Court: E.D. Tex.

Date: Oct 31, 2017

Docket: 4-16-cv-00812

Judge: Magistrate Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson

The Court in Snyders Heart Valve LLC v. St. Jude Medical SC, Inc., construed 16 claim limitations from U.S. Patent Nos. 6,540,782 (“Artificial heart valve”) and 6,821,297 (“Artificial heart valve, implementation instrument, and method therefor”).  The parties also agreed to constructions for two other claim limitations.  The constructions can be viewed in the attached order.

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Abiomed, Inc. of Maquet Cardiovascular LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,561,314 (Inter Partes Reviews Denied)

Defendant: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 26, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01204; IPR2017-01205

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Kevin W. Cherry

April 14, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

October 23, 2017 – Petitions for Inter Partes Review Denied

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Abiomed, Inc. of Maquet Cardiovascular LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,545,468 (Inter Partes Reviews Denied)

Defendant: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 25, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01201; IPR2017-01202; IPR2017-01203

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Kevin W. Cherry

April 14, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

October 20, 2017 – Petitions for Inter Partes Review Denied

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by St. Jude Medical, LLC of Snyders Heart Valve LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 6,821,297

Defendant: Snyders Heart Valve LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 24, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00107; IPR2018-00109

October 23, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by St. Jude Medical, LLC of Snyders Heart Valve LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 6,540,782

Defendant: Snyders Heart Valve LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 24, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00105; IPR2018-00106

October 23, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Smith & Nephew, Inc. of Arthrex, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,821,541 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Arthrex, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 18, 2017

Docket: IPR2016-00918

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Barry L. Grossman

April 19, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

October 17, 2016 — Inter Partes Review Instituted

October 16, 2017 – Final Written Decisions finding challenged claims not unpatentable

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. of Four Mile Bay, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,283,080

Defendant: Four Mile Bay, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 16, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00053

October 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. of Four Mile Bay, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,308,093

Defendant: Four Mile Bay, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 16, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00052

October 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. of Four Mile Bay, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,265,612

Defendant: Four Mile Bay, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 16, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00051

October 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed