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

CR Bard Inc. et al v. AngioDynamics Inc. (JMOL – non-infringement)

Defendant: AngioDynamics, Inc.

Court: D. Del.

Date: Apr 30, 2019

Docket: 1-15-cv-00218

Judge: Judge Joseph F. Bataillon

The Court granted judgment as a matter of law that AngioDynamics Inc.’s Smart Port CT, BioFlo ports, Xcela Plus ports do not infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 8,475,417; 8,545,460; 8,805,478.

Petition for Post Grant Review by Instrumentation Laboratory Company of HemoSonics LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 10,031,144

Defendant: HemoSonics LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 26, 2019

Docket: PGR2019-00047

April 24, 2019 — Petition for Post Grant Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Oticon Medical AB et al of Cochlear Ltd.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,838,807

Defendant: Cochlear Ltd.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 16, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00975

April 15, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by DePuy Synthes Products, Inc. of MedIdea, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 6,558,426 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: MedIdea, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 16, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-00315

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Michael L. Woods

December 15, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

June 1, 2018 — Inter Partes Review Instituted

April 11, 2019 — Final Written Decision finding Claims 9 and 10 not unpatentable

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

Defendant: Medline Industries, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 16, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00035; IPR2019-00036

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Mitchell G. Weatherly

October 4, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

April 10, 2019 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. et al. of Cardinal Health 529, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 6,699,278 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Cardinal Health 529, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 05, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00098

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Michael L. Woods

October 19, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

April 2, 2019 — Inter Partes Review instituted

Marquet Cardiovascular LLC v. Abiomed, Inc. et al (amended complaint)

Defendant: Abiomed, Inc et al

Court: D. Mass.

Date: Apr 04, 2019

Docket: 1-17-cv-12311

Judge: Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV

Marquet Cardiovascular LLC has amended its complaint against Abiomed, Inc. in the District of Massachusetts to assert infringement of U.S. Patent No. 10,238,783 (“Guidable intravascular blood pump and related methods”).

ERMI LLC v. Sportstek Medical, Inc. et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Sportstek Medical, Inc. et al

Court: S.D. Cal.

Date: Apr 03, 2019

Docket: 3-19-cv-00608

Judge: Judge William Q. Hayes

ERMI LLC has sued Sportstek Medical, Inc. and Dane Jensen in the Southern District of California for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,547,289 (“Shoulder extension control device”).  ERMI accuses the T-Rex Orbit for Shoulder of infringement.

ERMI LLC v. Northstate Surgical Devices, LLC et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Northstate Surgical Devices, LLC et al

Court: E.D.N.C.

Date: Apr 02, 2019

Docket: 5-19-cv-00124

Judge: Judge James C. Dever, III

ERMI LLC has sued Northstate Surgical Devices, LLC and Mary Patricia Coppedge for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,547,289 (“Shoulder extension control device”) in the Eastern District of North Carolina.  ERMI accuses the T-Rex Orbit for Shoulder of infringement.