Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Nevro Corp. of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 6,895,280

Defendant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jul 24, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01811; IPR2017-01812

July 21, 2017 – Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited of ResMed Limited’s U.S. Patent No. 8,960,196

Defendant: ResMed Limited

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jul 17, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01789

July 14, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Analytics For Life, Inc. of 8825319 Canada Limited’s U.S. Patent No. 9,131,864

Defendant: 8825319 Canada Limited

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jul 07, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01742

July 6, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Barry v. Depuy Synthes (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Depuy Synthes et al

Court: E.D. Penn.

Date: Jul 07, 2017

Docket: 2-17-cv-03003

Judge: Judge Paul S. Diamond

Mark A Barry has sued Depuy Synthes Products, DePuy Synthes Products, Inc. f/k/a DePuy Synthes Products, LLC, and DePuy Synthes Sales, Inc. d/b/a DePuy Synthes Spine in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,670,358; 8,361,121; 9,339,301; 9,668,787; and 9,668,788 all of which are titled “System and method for aligning vertebrae in the amelioration of aberrant spinal column deviation conditions.”  Mr. Barry accuses the EXPEDIUM® Vertebral Derotation System and the VIPER® 3D MIS Correction Set of infringing the above patents.

Barry v. Globus Medical, Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Globus Medical, Inc.

Court: E.D. Penn.

Date: Jul 07, 2017

Docket: 2-17-cv-02998

Judge: Judge Paul S. Diamond

Mark A Barry has sued Globus Medical, Inc. in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,670,358; 8,361,121; 9,339,301; 9,668,787; and 9,668,788 all of which are titled “System and method for aligning vertebrae in the amelioration of aberrant spinal column deviation conditions.”  Mr. Barry accuses the “REVERE® Deformity Vertebral Derotation Instruments and the CREO® Derotation System” of infringing the above patents.

My Nemesis, v. Edan USA (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Edan USA, Inc.

Court: Northern District of California

Date: Jul 06, 2017

Docket: 3-17-cv-03817

My Nemesis, LLC has sued Edan USA, Inc. in the Northern District of California for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,107,597 (“Apparatus, device and method for obtaining electrocardiogram”).  My Nemesis accuses “The Patient Monitor iM80” of infringing the ‘597 patent.

Ethicon et al v. Intuitive Surgical et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Intuitive Surgical et al

Court: District of Delaware

Date: Jul 05, 2017

Docket: 1-17-cv-00871

Ethicon LLC, Ethicon US, LLC, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (collectively “Ethicon”) have sued Intuitive Surgical Holdings, LLC, Intuitive Surgical, Inc., and Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. (collectively “Intuitive Surgical”) in the district of Delaware for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,479,969 (“Drive interface for operably coupling manipulatable surgical tool to a robot”); 8,991,677 (“Detachable motor powered surgical instrument”); 8,998,058 (“Detachable motor powered surgical instrument”); 9,084,601 (“Detachable motor powered surgical instrument”); 9,113,874 (“Surgical instrument system”); and 9,585,658 (“Stapling systems”).  Ethicon accuses the “Da Vinci Surgical Systems,” including but not limited to the “da Vinci Xi” and “da Vinci Si” systems, and the EndoWrist Instruments of infringing the above patents.

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Cook Group Inc. of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,271,731

Defendant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jul 05, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00435; IPR2017-00440

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Robert L Kinder

December 13, 2016 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

June 30, 2017 – Petition (IPR2017-00440) granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted (IPR2017-00440)

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,915,560 (Petition granted in part and denied in part)

Defendant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jul 05, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00444

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Tartal

December 7, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

June 29, 2017 – Petition granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

Puget BioVentures v. Stryker et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Stryker et al

Court: D.N.J.

Date: Jun 27, 2017

Docket: 2-17-cv-04703

Puget BioVentures, LLC has sued Stryker Corp. and Howmedica Osteonics Corp. d/b/a Stryker Orthopaedics in the District of New Jersey for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,967,822 (“Methods and apparatus for orthopedic implants”).  Puget accuses the “Instruments, the MIS Surgical Technique Instruments, the Triathlon Titanium Surgical Protocol Instruments, the Scorpio Knee System and Scorpio Instruments, Precision Knee Navigation Instruments, and ShapeMatch Instruments Triathlon Total Knee System and the Triathlon Titanium Knee, the Triathlon Surgical Technique

Puget BioVentures v. DePuy Orthopaedics (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

Court: N.D. Indiana

Date: Jun 27, 2017

Docket: 3-17-cv-00503

Puget BioVentures LLC has sued DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. in the Northern District of Indiana for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,967,822 (“Method and apparatus for orthopedic implants”).  Biomet accuses the “Sigma and TruMatch knee systems with High Performance instrumentation; the ATTUNE knee system with Intuition instrumentation; and the LCS Knee System with LCS High Performance and Milestone Mini Instrumentation” of infringing the ‘822 patent.

Puget BioVentures v. Biomet Manufacturing and Biomet Orthopaedics (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Biomet Manufacturing and Biomet Orthopaedics

Court: North District of Indiana

Date: Jun 27, 2017

Docket: 3-17-cv-00502

Puget BioVentures LLC has sued Biomet Manufacturing, LLC and Biomet Orthopaedics, LLC in the Northern District of Indiana for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,967,822 (“Method and apparatus for orthopedic implants”).  Biomet accuses the “Vanguard Knee System, Signature Personal Patient Care Knee System (Vanguard Complete Knee System), and Vanguard Revision Knee System, with Microplasty Instrumentation, Microplasty Elite Instrumentation, Premier Instrumentation, and/or Signature Instrumentation” of infringing the ‘822 patent.

Acuity Innovation and Design v. Arrowhead Creekside Dental et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Arrowhead Creek Dental et al

Court: D. Az.

Date: Jun 26, 2017

Docket: 2-17-cv-01986

Judge: Magistrate Judge John Z. Boyle

Acuity Innovation and Design LLC has sued Arizona Dental Professionals, PC d/b/a Arrowhead Creekside Dental, T. Phillip Shin, Thomas W. Rogers, and several Doe defendants in the District of Arizona for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,935,862 (“Dental Prosthesis fabrication and placement system and associated methods”).  Acuity contends that a non-party, Rhondium Corporation, manufactures dental implants (Rhondium OVC products) embodying the claims of the ‘862 patent.  Acuity accuses the defendants of infringement “through installation of Rhondium’s OVC products)

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Smith & Nephew, Inc. of ConforMIS, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,981,158 (Inter Partes Reviews Instituted)

Defendant: ConforMIS, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 21, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00510; IPR2017-00511

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Amanda F. Wieker

December 20, 2016 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

June 14, 2017 – Inter Partes Review Instituted (IPR2017-00510); Petition granted in part and denied in part, Inter Partes Review Instituted (IPR2017-00511)

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Smith & Nephew, Inc. of ConforMIS, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,551,169

Defendant: ConforMIS, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 21, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00373

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Worth

November 30, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

June 13, 2017 – Inter Partes Review Instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Becton, Dickinson and Co. of B. Braun Melsungen AG’s U.S. Patent No. 9,370,641

Defendant: B. Braun Melsungen AG

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 20, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01590

June 16, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Becton, Dickinson and Co. of B. Braun Melsungen AG’s U.S. Patent No. 8,597,249

Defendant: B. Braun Melsungen AG

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 20, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01589

June 16, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Becton, Dickinson and Co. of B. Braun Melsungen AG’s U.S. Patent No. 8,460,247

Defendant: B. Braun Melsungen AG

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 20, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01588

June 16, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Becton, Dickinson and Co. of B. Braun Melsungen AG’s U.S. Patent No. 9,149,626

Defendant: B. Braun Melsungen AG

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 20, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01587

June 16, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Becton, Dickinson and Co. of B. Braun Melsungen AG’s U.S. Patent No. 8,328,762

Defendant: B. Braun Melsungen AG

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 20, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01586

June 16, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed