Best medical Int’l, Inc. v. Elekta AB et al. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Elekta AB et al

Court: D. Del.

Date: Oct 17, 2018

Docket: 1-18-cv-01600

Best Medical Int’l, Inc. has sued Elekta AB, Elekta Holdings US, Inc., Elekta Ltd, Elekta, Inc. (collectively “Elekta”) and IMPAC Medical Systems (collectively with Elekta, “Defendants”) for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,038,283 (“Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry”); 6,393,096 (“Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry”); and 7,266,175 (“Planning method for radiation therapy”) in the District of Delaware. Best Medical Accuses  Defendants’ linear accelerators of infringement, including the Precise Treatment System™, Versa HD™, Elekta Infinity™, Elekta Synergy®, and Elekta Compact™, in conjunction with Elekta’s Monaco® treatment planning system.

Best Medical Int’l, Inc. v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Varian Medical Systems, Inc. et al

Court: D. Del.

Date: Oct 17, 2018

Docket: 1-99-cv-de280

Best Medical Int’l, Inc. has sued Varian Medical Systems, Inc. and Varian Medical Systems Int’l AG (collectively “Varian”) for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,038,283 (“Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry”); 6,393,096 (“Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry”); 7,015,490 (“Method and appartus for optimization of collimator angles in intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment”); and 7,266,175 (“Planning method for radiation therapy”) in the District of Delaware.  Best Medical accuses Varian’s Clinac® linear accelerator, Clinac® iX linear accelerator System, VitalBeam® Radiotherapy System, Trilogy® System, TrueBeam® Radiotherapy System, and Halcyon™ Radiotherapy System, in conjunction with at least Varian’s Eclipse™ Treatment Planning System and/or RapidPlan™ Knowledge-Based Planning System and/or Varian’s RapidArc® Planning System of infringement.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Medtronic, Inc. et al. of Board of Regents, the University of Texas System et al.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,033,603

Defendant: Board of Regents, the University of Texas System et al.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 10, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00038

October 9, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Medtronic, Inc. et al. of Board of Regents, the University of Texas System et al.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,596,296

Defendant: Board of Regents, the University of Texas System et al.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 10, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00037

October 9, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. v. Stryker Corp. et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Stryker Corp. et al

Court: N.D. Cal.

Date: Oct 09, 2018

Docket: 5-18-cv-06153

Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. (“Karl Storz”) has sued Stryker Corpopration and Stryker Communications, Inc. (collectively “Stryker”) in the Northern District of California for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,471,310 (“Intelligent camera head”); 8,439,821 (“System and method for the central control of devices used during an operation”); and 9,417,614 (“System for the central control of devices used during an operation”).  Karl Storz accuses Stryker’s 1588 Camera System, Stryker’s SPI3/SDC3 System, Stryker’s SDC3/Connected OR System of infringement.

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by CR Bard, Inc. et al. of Medline Industries, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,745,088

Defendant: Medline Industries, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 05, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00035; IPR2019-00036

October 4, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

ResMed Inc. et al v. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited et al (Counterclaim)

Defendant: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd. et al.

Court: S.D. Cal.

Date: Sep 28, 2018

Docket: 3-18-cv-02040

Judge: Judge Sabraw

Fisher & Paykel has counterclaimed for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 10,058,673 (“Humidification chamber for a respiratory assistance apparatus”).  Fisher & Paykel accuses ResMed’s AirSense 10 system of infringement.

Stern v. Globus Medical, Inc. (Summary Judgment)

Defendant: Globus Medical

Court: D. Del.

Date: Sep 26, 2018

Docket: 1-16-cv-00091

Judge: Judge Andrews

The court granted summary judgment of non-infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,556,895 and 8,858,556 (both entitled “Revisable anterior cervical plating system”) in favor of Globus Medical.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Ulthera, Inc. of DermaFocus LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 6,113,559 (Final Written Decision on Remand)

Defendant: DermaFocus LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 19, 2018

Docket: IPR2016-01459

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Worth

July 19, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

January 23, 2017 – Petition granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

January 19, 2018 — Final Written Decisions finding claims 1–4, 6–9, and 11–18 not unpatentable

September 17, 2018 — Final Written Decisions on Remand finding claims 1–18 not unpatentable

 

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Cook Incorporated et al. of Medtronic Vascular, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,206,427

Defendant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 17, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-01569; IPR2018-01570; IPR2018-01571

August 31, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Ethicon LLC f/k/a Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 8,616,431

Defendant: Ethicon LLC f/k/a Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 17, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-01703

September 11, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by LivaNova, Inc. et al of Neuro and Cardiac Technologies, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 7,076,307

Defendant: Neuro and Cardiac Technologies, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 17, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-01709

September 13, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Post Grant Review by 20/20 Vision Center, LLC of DigitalOptometrics LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,980,644

Defendant: DigitalOptometrics LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 17, 2018

Docket: PGR2018-00100

September 14, 2018 — Petition for Post Grant Review filed

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by AgaMatrix, Inc. of Dexcom, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,750,460

Defendant: Dexcom, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 17, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-01717; IPR2018-01718

September 14, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by AgaMatrix, Inc. of Dexcom, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,724,045

Defendant: Dexcom, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 17, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-01716

September 14, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

NuVasive, Inc. v. Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Amended Complaint)

Defendant: Alphatec Holdings, Inc.

Court: S.D. Cal.

Date: Sep 17, 2018

Docket: 3-18-cv-00437

Judge: Judge Bencivengo

NuVasive has amended its complaint against Alphatec Holdings in the Southern District of California to include U.S. Patent Nos. 8,187,334 (“System and methods for spinal fusion”); 9,924,859 (“Surgical access system and related methods”); and 9,974,531 (“Surgical access system and related methods”).  NuVasive accuses Alphatec’s Battalion Lateral Technology of infringement.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. et al v. Auris Health, Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Auris Health, Inc.

Court: D. Del.

Date: Sep 04, 2018

Docket: 1-99-cv-de084

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. (collectively Intuitive Surgical) have sued Auris Health, inc. in the District of Delaware for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,246,200 (“Manipulator positioning linkage for robotic surgery”); 6,491,701 (“Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools”); 6,522,906 (“Devices and methods for presenting and regulating auxiliary information on an image display of a telesurgical system to assist an operator in performing a surgical procedure”); 6,800,056 (“Endoscope with guiding apparatus”); 8,142,447 (“Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools”); 8,620,473 (“Medical robotic system with coupled control modes”); 8,801,601 (“Method and system for providing visual guidance to an operator for steering a tip of an endoscopic device toward one or more landmarks in a patient”); 9,452,276 (“Catheter with removable vision probe”).  Intuitive Surgical accuses the Auris Robotic Endoscopy System (“ARES”) of infringement.

ResMed Inc. et al v. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited et al.

Court: S.D. Cal.

Date: Sep 04, 2018

Docket: 3-18-cv-02040

Judge: Judge Curiel

ResMed Corp, ResMed Inc., and ResMed Ltd (collectively ResMed) have sued Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Distribution Inc., Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Inc., and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited (collectively Fisher & Paykel) for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,757,533 (“Mask system with snap-fit shroud”); 9,937,315 (“Mask with removable headgear connector”); 9,950,131 (“Mask system with snap-fit shroud”); 9,962510 (“Respiratory mask assembly”); and 9,962,511 (“Mask system with snap-fit shroud”).  ResMed accuses Fisher & Paykel’s Eson, Eson 2, and Simplus product lines of infringement.

OrthoArm Inc. v. Dentsply GAC Int’l et al (Claim Construction)

Defendant: Dentsply GAC Int'l et al

Court: E.D.N.Y.

Date: Aug 29, 2018

Docket: 2-16-cv-05433

Judge: Judge Brian M. Cogan

The Court construed terms of U.S. Patent No. 8,636,507 (Self-ligating orthodontic bracket).

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

Defendant: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. et al

Court: D. Del.

Date: Aug 28, 2018

Docket: 1-18-cv-01325

Ethicon LLC, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. and Ethicon US, LLC (collectively Ethicon) have sued Intuitive Surgical Holdings, LLC Intuitive Surgical, Inc., and Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,490,749 (Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with manually retractable firing member); 8,602,287 (Motor driven surgical cutting instrument); 8,602,288 (Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds); 9,326,770 (Surgical instrument); and 9,844,369 (Surgical end effectors with firing element monitoring arrangements).  Ethicon accuses Intuitive Surgical’s Da Vinci Surgical System, and specifically the SureForm 60 devices of infringement of all five patents.