Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Cook Group Inc. of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,709,027 (Petitions granted in part and denied in part)

Defendant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 19, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00133; IPR2017-00134

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James T. Moore

October 27, 2016 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

May 3, 2017 – Petition (IPR2017-00133) granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted (IPR2017-00133)

May 3, 2017 – Petition (IPR2017-00134) granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted (IPR2017-00134)

 

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Cook Group Inc. of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,685,048 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 19, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00131; IPR2017-00132

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Tartal

October 27, 2016 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

May 15, 2017 — Petition (IPR2017-00131) for Inter Partes Review denied

May 15, 2017 — Petition (IPR2017-00132) granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

Petition for Post Grant Review by Minerva Surgical, Inc. of Hologic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,247,989 (Post Grant Review Instituted)

Defendant: Hologic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 17, 2017

Docket: PGR2017-00002

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Meredith C. Petravick

November 2, 2016 – Petition for Post Grant Review filed

May 10, 2017 – Post Grant Review instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Visionsense Corp. of Novadaq Technologies, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,892,190

Defendant: Novadaq Technologies, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 17, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01426

December 9, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Smith & Nephew, Inc. of Arthrex, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,179,907 (Petition granted in part and denied in part)

Defendant: Arthrex, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 17, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00275

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Timothy J. Goodson

November 15, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

May 3, 2017 – Petition granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Medtronic Xomed, Inc. of Neurovision Medical Products, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,634,894 (Inter Partes Review denied)

Defendant: Neurovision Medical Products, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 09, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00456

December 9, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

May 5, 2017 – Petition for Inter Partes Review denied

Petition for Inter Partes Review By Varian Medical Systems, Inc. of William Beaumont Hospital’s U.S. Patent No. 7,826,592 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Elekta AB (and 4 others)

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 08, 2017

Docket: IPR2016-00187

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Michael W. Kim

November 6, 2015 — Petition for Inter Partes review filed

May 6, 2016 – Inter Partes Review Instituted

May 4, 2017 – Final Written Decisions finding challenged claims not unpatentable

Petitions for Inter Partes Review By Varian Medical Systems, Inc. of William Beaumont Hospital’s U.S. Patent No. 7,471,765 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Elekta AB (and 4 others)

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 08, 2017

Docket: IPR2016-00169; IPR2016-00170; IPR2016-00171

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Kalyan K. Deshpande

November 6, 2015 — Petitions for Inter Partes review filed

May 5, 2016 – Inter Partes Reviews Instituted

May 4, 2017 – Final Written Decisions finding challenged claims not unpatentable

Petitions for inter Partes Review By Varian Medical Systems, Inc. of William Beaumont Hospital’s U.S. Patent No. 6,842,502 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Elekta AB (and 3 others)

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 08, 2017

Docket: IPR2016-00160; IPR2016-00162; IPR2016-00163; IPR2016-00166

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Matthew R. Clements

November 6, 2015 — Petitions for Inter Partes review filed

May 6, 2016 – Inter Partes Reviews Instituted

May 4, 2017 – Final Written Decisions finding challenged claims not unpatentable

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Smith & Nephew, Inc. of ConforMIS, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,216,025 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: ConforMIS, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 01, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00115

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Worth

October 20, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

April 26, 2017 – Inter Partes Review instituted

Xodus Medical Inc. v. Dupaco Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Dupaco Inc.

Court: W.D. PA

Date: Apr 25, 2017

Docket: 2-17-cv-00525

Judge: Judge David S. Cercone

Xodus Medical has filed an action for declaratory judgment in the Western District of Pennsylvania for invalidity and non-infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,490,737 entitled “Protective cushion and cooperatively engageable helmet casing for anesthetized patient.”  Xodus asserts that Dupaco owns the ‘737 patent and has accused Xodus’ ProneSafe device of infringing the ‘737 patent.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,992,608

Defendant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 19, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01293

April 18, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,828,767

Defendant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 19, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01281

April 18, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

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

Defendant: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 19, 2017

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

April 18, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

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

Defendant: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 17, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01203; IPR2017-01204; IPR2017-01205

April 14, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

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

Defendant: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 17, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01201; IPR2017-01202

April 14, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Xoran Techs. LLC v. CurveBeam, LLC (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: CurveBeam, LLC

Court: Easter District of Michigan

Date: Apr 17, 2017

Docket: 2-17-cv-11186

Judge: District Judge Terrence G. Berg

Xoran Technologies has sued CurveBeam in the Eastern District of Michigan for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,394,888 entitled CT scanner for lower extremities.  Xoran accuses the pedCat system of infringing the ‘888 patent.

Boston Scientific Corp. v. Cook Medical LLC (claim construction & validity)

Defendant: Cook Medical LLC

Court: D. Del.

Date: Apr 14, 2017

Docket: 15-980-LPS-CJB

Judge: District Judge Leonard P. Stark

The court construed 2 claim terms in U.S. Patent No. 8,974,371 and 1 claim term in U.S. Patent No. 8,709,027.  In the ‘371 patent, the court construed the term “tension member” to mean “a member that fits inside the capsule, is positioned between the clip arms, and engages the clip arms to urge them radially outward.”  In the ‘371 patent, the court construed the term “opening element” to have its plain and ordinary meaning. In the ‘027 patent, the court construed “a linkage” to mean “a system of interconnected machine parts used to transmit power or motion.”

The court also determined that the term “linkage” was not indefinite and therefore the ‘027 patent was not invalid.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by CareFusion Corporation of Baxter International, Inc.’s s U.S. Patent No. 5,764,034 (Petition granted in part and denied in part)

Defendant: Baxter International, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 13, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00202

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Amanda F. Wieker

November 4, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

April 11, 2017 – Petition granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. CYTYC Surgical Prods., LLC (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: CYTYC Surgical Products, LLC

Court: N.D. Cal.

Date: Apr 12, 2017

Docket: 5-17-cv-02013

Minerva Surgical, Inc. has sued CYTYC Surgical Products, LLC in the Northern District of California for indirect infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,186,208.  Minerva accuses the NovaSure ADVANCED of infringement.