Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Cook Incorporated et al. of Medtronic Vascular, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,264,632 (Inter Partes Reviews Instituted)

Defendant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 18, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00205; IPR2019-00206

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Tartal

November 12, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

June 4, 2019 — Inter Partes Reviews instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Auris Health, Inc. et al. of Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,800,056

Defendant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 14, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-01189

June 13, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Rex Medical, LP v. Medtronic PLC et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Medtronic PLC et al

Court: D. Del.

Date: Jun 14, 2019

Docket: 1:19-cv-01092

Rex Medical, LP has sued Medtronic PLC and Covidien LP in the District of Delaware for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,439,650 and 10,136,892 (both entitled “Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue”).  Rex Medical accuses products sold under the Endo GIA brand of infringement, including the Endo GIA™ 30 mm Reload with Tri-8 Staple™ Technology, the Endo GIA™ Curved Tip Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology, the Endo GIA™ Black Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology, the Endo GIA™ Radial Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology, and the Endo GIA™ Reinforced Reload (45 mm AMT and/or 60 mm AXT) with Tri-Staple™ Technology .

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Auris Health, Inc. et al. of Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,801,601

Defendant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 13, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-01173

June 12, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Cook Incorporated et al. of Medtronic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,306,141 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Medtronic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Boar

Date: Jun 13, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00123

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Ken B. Barrett

November 9, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

June 11, 2019 — Inter Partes Review instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Propel Orthodontics, LLC of OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,662,184 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-00296

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Scott A. Daniels

December 15, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

June 11, 2018 — Inter Partes Review Instituted

June 10, 2019 — Final Written Decision finding Claims 1–27 unpatentable

 

Petition for Inter Partes Review by CR Bard, Inc. et al. of Medline Industries, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,808,596 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Medline Industries, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 10, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00223

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Mitchell G. Weatherly

November 7, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

June 6, 2019 — Inter Partes Review instituted

 

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by OrthoPediatrics Corp. et al of K2M, Inc. et al’s U.S. Patent No. 9,532,816 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: K2M, Inc. et al

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 07, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-00429; IPR2018-00521

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Lynne H. Browne

January 8 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR2018-00429) filed

January 22 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR2018-00521) filed

June 28, 2018 — Inter Partes Reviews Instituted

June 4, 2019 — Final Written Decisions finding Claims 16, 18, 19, 21, and 22 not unpatentable

Petition for Inter Partes Review by 3Shape A/S et al. of Align Technology, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,363,228 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Align Technology, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 07, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00157

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Elizabeth M. Roesel

November 8, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

June 5, 2019 — Inter Partes Review instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by 3Shape A/S et al. of Align Technology, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,334,853

Defendant: Align Technology, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 05, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00153

June 3, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by 3Shape A/S et al. of Align Technology, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,112,065 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Align Technology, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Jun 05, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00132

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Elizabeth M. Roesel

November 7, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

June 3, 2019 — Inter Partes Review instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation et al. of Evalve, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,563,267

Defendant: Evalve, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 31, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-01132

May 30, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Ethicon LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 8,602,288

Defendant: Ethicon LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 24, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-01110

May 23, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. v. Covidien, Inc. (Summary Judgment)

Defendant: Covidien Inc.

Court: S.D. Ohio

Date: May 21, 2019

Docket: 1:11-cv-871

Judge: Judge Timothy S. Black

The court granted Ethicon’s motion for summary judgment of infringement and granted in part and denied in part Covidien’s motion for summary judgment of non-infringement.

The court denied Covidien’s motion for summary judgment of invalidity.

The court granted Ethicon’s motion for summary judgment of absence of acceptable and available non-infringing alternatives and denied Covidien’s motion for summary judgment precluding lost profits damages.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Ethicon LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 8,602,287

Defendant: Ethicon LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 20, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00991

May 17, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Ethicon LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,844,369

Defendant: Ethicon LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 10, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-01066

May 9, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by CR Bard, Inc. et al. of Medline Industries, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,795,761 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Medline Industries, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 08, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00109

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Josiah C. Cocks

October 24, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

May 6, 2019 — Inter Partes Review instituted

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

Defendant: Snyders Heart Valve LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 06, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-00107; IPR2018-00109

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Mitchell G. Weatherly

October 23, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

May 3, 2018 — Inter Partes Reviews Instituted

May 2, 2019 — Final Written Decision (IPR2018-00107) finding Claims 1–3, 8, 9, 22, 23, 31–35, 37–39, and 45 unpatentable; Final Written Decision (IPR2018-00109) finding 18 and 20 not unpatentable

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

Defendant: Snyders Heart Valve LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 06, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-00105; IPR2018-00106

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Patrick R. Scanlon

October 23, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

May 3, 2018 — Inter Partes Reviews Instituted

May 2, 2019 — Final Written Decision (IPR2018-00105) finding Claims 1, 2, 4–8, 10–13, 17–19, 21, 22, and 25–30 not unpatentable; Final Written Decision (IPR2018-00106) finding Claims 1, 2, 6, and 8 unpatentable and Claims 4, 5, 7, 10–13, 17–19, 21, 22, and 25–30 not unpatentable

Tissue Anchor Innovations, LLC v. Boston Scientific Corp. et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Boston Scientific Corp. et al

Court: C.D. Cal.

Date: May 01, 2019

Docket: 8-19-cv-00791

Tissue Anchor Innovations, LLC (“TAI”) has sued Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Boston Scientific Corporation in the Central District of California for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,509,190 (“Tissue anchor system”).  TAI accuses the Solyx SIS System and the Solyx Blue Single Incision Sling System of infringement