Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Oticon Medical AB et al. of Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB’s U.S. Patent No. 7,043,040 (Petitions granted in part and denied in part)

Defendant: Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 07, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01018; IPR2017-01019

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Amanda F. Wieker

March 3, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

September 5, 2017 – Petitions granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Reviews Instituted

L&R USA Inc. v. Crawford Healthcare Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Crawford Healthcare inc.

Court: District of Delaware

Date: Sep 01, 2017

Docket: 1-17-cv-01242

L&R USA has sued Crawford Healthcare in the District of Delaware for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,713,553 (“Wound Cleaning Assembly”).  L&R accuses Crawford’s KERRAPREP™ products of infringing the ‘553 patent.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Corpak Medsystems, Inc. et al. of Applied Medical Technology, Inc. et al.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,631,715

Defendant: Applied Medical Technology, Inc.; Kirn Medical Design, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 30, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01990

August 29, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Stern v. Globus Medical, Inc. (claim construction)

Defendant: Globus Medical, Inc.

Court: District of Delaware

Date: Aug 28, 2017

Docket: 1-16-cv-00091

Judge: Judge Richard G. Andrews

The court in Stern v. Globus Medical construed 9 terms in U.S. Patent No. 8,556,895 and 5 terms in U.S. Patent No. 8,858,556, both entitled “Revisable anterior cervical plating system.”

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Smith & Nephew, Inc. of ConforMIS, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,062,302 (Petition granted in part and denied in part)

Defendant: ConforMIS, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 17, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-00778; IPR2017-00779; Instituting Inter Partes Review, IPR2017-00780

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Worth

January 26, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

August 7, 2017 – Petitions granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Reviews Instituted

Dexcowin Global, Inc. v. Aribex, Inc. (Final Judgment)

Defendant: Dexcowin Global, Inc.

Court: C.D. Cal.

Date: Aug 16, 2017

Docket: 2-16-cv-00143

Judge: Judge George H. Wu

The Court in Dexcowin Global, Inc. v. Aribex, Inc. entered final judgment pursuant to a settlement between the parties.  The final judgment states that Dexcowin’s DX3000, ADX4000 and ADX6000 products are adjudged to infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,224,769 and 7,496,178.  The final judgment also enjoins Dexcowin from selling those products until the expiration of the patent.

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: Aug 14, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01811; IPR2017-01812; IPR2017-01920

July 21, 2017 – Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed (IPR2017-01811; IPR2017-01812)

August 11, 2017 – Petition for Inter Partes Review filed (IPR2017-01920)

B Braun Melsungen AG v. Becton, Dickinson and Co. (claim construction)

Defendant: Becton, Dickinson and Co.

Court: District of Delaware

Date: Aug 11, 2017

Docket: 1-16-cv-00411

Judge: Judge Richard G. Andrews

In B Braun Melsungen AG v. Becton, Dickinson and Co, the court construed multiple terms in U.S. Patent Nos.  9,149,626, 8,540,728, 8,337,463, 8,333,735, 8,328,762, 8,460,247, 8,587,249, 9,370,641, 8,414,539, 8,444,605, and 8,545,454.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics v. Zoll Medical Corp. (jury verdict – damages)

Defendant: Zoll Medical Corp.

Court: District of Massachusetts

Date: Aug 07, 2017

Docket: 1-10-cv-11041

Judge: Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton

After a jury trial solely on the issue of damages, the jury awarded Koninklijke Philips Electronics (Philips) $8.9 million for Zoll’s infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,879,374.  The jury also awarded Philips $1.5 million for Zoll’s infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,607,454 and 5,749,905.  The jury awarded Zoll $3.3 million for Philips’ infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,330,526 and 5,391,187

Tissue Anchor Systems v. Neomedic International (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Neomedic International

Court: E.D. Vir.

Date: Aug 07, 2017

Docket: 3-17-cv-00546

Judge: Judge Henry E. Hudson

Tissue Anchor Systems has sued Neomedic International in the Eastern District of Virginia for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,506,190 (“Tissue Anchor System”).  Tissue Anchor Systems accuses the Neomedic’s Anchosure delivery system of infringing the ‘190 patent.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited of ResMed Limited’s U.S. Patent No. 8,950,404

Defendant: ResMed Limited

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 03, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01905

August 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. 7,587,241

Defendant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 01, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01899

July 21, 2017 – Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Align Technology v. ClearCorrect (claim construction order)

Defendant: ClearCorrect, Inc.

Court: S.D. Tex.

Date: Aug 01, 2017

Docket: 4:11-cv-00695

Judge: Judge Gilmore

In Align Technology v. ClearCorrect, Judge Gilmore issued a Markman order construing numerous terms of the nine patents-in-suit (U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,975,893; 6,217,325; 6,398,548; 6,471,511; 6,705,863; 6,722,880; 7,125,248; 7,134,874; and 7,578,674).  Additionally, the court determined that 16 terms were not subject to prosecution disclaimer.  Judge Gilmore’s constructions can be viewed here.

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)