Petition for Inter Partes Review by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. of Four Mile Bay, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,283,080 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Four Mile Bay, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 04, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-00053

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge George R. Hoskins

October 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

March 30, 2018 — Inter Partes Review Instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. of Four Mile Bay, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,308,093 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Four Mile Bay, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 04, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-00052

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Frances L. Ippolito

October 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

March 30, 2018 — Inter Partes Review Instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. of Four Mile Bay, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,265,612 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

Defendant: Four Mile Bay, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Apr 04, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-00051

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge George R. Hoskins

October 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

March 30, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review Denied

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Navistar, Inc. of Fatigue Fracture Technology LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 7,143,915

Defendant: Fatigue Fracture Technology LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 27, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-00853

March 26, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by CareFusion Corporation of Baxter International, Inc.’s s U.S. Patent No. 5,764,034 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Baxter International, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 27, 2018

Docket: IPR2017-00202

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Amanda F. Wieker

November 4, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

April 11, 2017 – Petition granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

March 19, 2018 — Final Written Decisions finding claims 9–12 unpatentable

Wright Medical Tech., Inc. v. Paragon 28, Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Paragon 28, Inc.

Court: D. Colo.

Date: Mar 26, 2018

Docket: 1-18-cv-00691

Judge: Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak

Wright Medical Technology, Inc. has sued Paragon 28, Inc. in the District of Colorado for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,771,457; 8,100,954; 9259,251, 9,259,252, 9259,253, 9545,278 (all entitled “Orthopedic plate for use in small bone repair”); 8,118,846 and 9,078,710 (“Orthopedic plates for use in clavicle repair and methods for their use”); and 8,118,848 (“Orthopedic plate for use in fibula repair”).  Wright accuses Paragon’s “Gorilla R3CON Plating Systems,” “Baby Gorilla Mini Plating Systems,” the “PROMO Triplanar Hallux Calgus Correction System,” and the “Gorilla Caspar Device” of infringing the the above patents both indirectly and directly.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Natus Medical Incorporated of Nox Medical Ehf’s U.S. Patent No. 9,059,532 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Nox Medical Ehf

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 26, 2018

Docket: IPR2016-01822

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Susan L. C. Mitchell

September 15, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

March 23, 2017 — Petition granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

March 21, 2018 — Final Written Decision finding claims 1–9 and 13 not unpatentable

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Abiomed, Inc. of Maquet Cardiovascular LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,327,068

Defendant: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 14, 2018

Docket: IPR2017-01028; IPR2017-01029; IPR2017-02150; IPR2017-02151

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Jeremy M. Plenzler

March 11, 2017 — Petitions IPR2017-01028, IPR2017-01029 for Inter Partes Review filed

September 20, 2017 – Petitions IPR2017-01028, IPR2017-01029 for Inter Partes Review denied

September 22, 2017 — Petitions IPR2017-02150, IPR2017-02151 for Inter Partes Review filed

March 12, 2018 – Petitions IPR2017-02150, IPR2017-02151 for Inter Partes Review denied

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Abiomed, Inc. of Maquet Cardiovascular LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 8,888,728

Defendant: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 14, 2018

Docket: IPR2017-01026; IPR2017-01027; IPR2017-02152; IPR2017-02153

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Jeremy M. Plenzler

March 11, 2017 — Petitions IPR2017-01026, IPR2017-01027 for Inter Partes Review filed

September 20, 2017 – Petitions IPR2017-01026, IPR2017-01027 for Inter Partes Review denied

September 22, 2017 — Petitions IPR2017-02152, IPR2017-02153 for Inter Partes Review filed

March 12, 2018 – Petitions IPR2017-02152, IPR2017-02153 for Inter Partes Review denied

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Pain Point Medical Systems Inc. of Blephex LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,039,718 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Blephex LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 02, 2018

Docket: IPR2016-01670

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Scott A. Daniels

August 24, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

March 1, 2017 — Petition granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

February 28, 2018 — Final Written Decision finding claims 1–11 and 14–17 not unpatentable

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Medtronic, Inc. et al. of Niazi Licensing Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 6,638,268

Defendant: Niazi Licensing Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Feb 23, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-00609; IPR2018-00610

February 12, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by FUJIFILM Corporation et al. of Hologic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,831,296

Defendant: Hologic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Feb 19, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-00651

February 14, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Skedco, Inc. v. Strategic Operations, Inc. (Final Judgment)

Defendant: Strategic Operations, Inc.

Court: D. Or.

Date: Feb 15, 2018

Docket: 3-13-cv-00968

Judge: District Judge Marco A. Hernandez

The Court in Skedco, Inc. v. Strategic Operations, Inc. entered a final judgment of infringement of the patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent No. 8,342,852 (entitled “Trauma training system”).  The Court also denied in part Skedco’s motion for summary judgment of no invalidity and no unenforceability, and decided that at least a portion of those issues must be resolved by a jury.

Exergen Corporation v. Brooklands, Inc. (Final Judgment)

Defendant: Brooklands, Inc.

Court: D. Mass.

Date: Feb 15, 2018

Docket: 1-12-cv-12243

Judge: District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock

The Court in Exergen Corporation v. Brooklands, Inc. entered a final judgment of invalidity of the patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent No. 7,787,938 (entitled “Temporal artery temperature detector”).  The Court also considered the issue of inequitable conduct but found that the patent-in-suit was not unenforceable on that ground.

 

NuVasive, Inc. v. Alphatec Holdings, Inc. et al. (New Lawsuit Filed)

Defendant: Alphatec Holdings

Court: S.D. Cal.

Date: Feb 15, 2018

Docket: 3-18-cv-00347

Judge: District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel; Magistrate Judge Barbara Lynn Major; District Judge Dana M. Sabraw

NuVasive has sued Alphatec Holdings in the Southern District of California for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,819,801, 8,355,780, 8,439,832, 8,753,270, 9,833,227 (entitled “Surgical access system and related methods”), U.S. Patent No. 8,361,156 (entitled “Systems and methods for spinal fusion”), and U.S. Design Patent Nos. D652,519 (“Dilator”) and D750,252 (“Intervertebral implant”).  NuVasive alleges that Alphatec’s Battalion™ lateral spinal fusion procedure and related devices and components infringe the patents-in-suit.

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Nevro Corp. of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 6,895,280 (Petition granted in part and denied in part)

Defendant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Feb 07, 2018

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

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Amanda F. Wieker

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

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

February 5, 2018 – Petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR2017-01811) Denied; Petition (IPR2017-01811) granted in part and denied in part and Inter Partes Review Instituted; Petition (IPR2017-01920) granted in part and denied in part and Inter Partes Review Instituted

 

Atlantic Dental, Inc. d/b/a MidAtlantic Ortho v. Ormco Corp. (Counterclaim Filed)

Defendant: Ormco Corp.

Court: D. NJ

Date: Feb 06, 2018

Docket: 1-17-cv-12519

Judge: District Judge Robert B. Kugler; Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams

Ormco Corp. has filed an answer and counterclaim in the District of New Jersey alleging that MidAtlantic Ortho infringes U.S. Patent Nos. 7,267,545 (“Self-ligating orthodontic bracket”) and 9,867,680 (“Orthodontic bracket”).  Ormco Corp. accuses MidAtlantic Ortho’s FIT.20 orthodontic bracket system of infringing its two patents.

MidAtlantic Ortho had previously filed suit against Ormco Corp. seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement of the ‘545 patent.

Beijing Choice Elec. Tech. Co., Ltd. v. Contec Medical Sys. USA Inc. et al. (New Lawsuit Filed)

Defendant: Contec Medical Sys. USA Inc.

Court: N.D. Ill.

Date: Feb 01, 2018

Docket: 1-18-cv-00825

Judge: Not Yet Assigned

Beijing Choice Electronic Technology Company has sued Contec Medical Systems in the Northern District of Illinois for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,639,308, entitled “Fingertip oximeter and a method for observing a measurement result thereon.”  Beijing Choice alleges that Contec’s CMS50D, CMS50D+, CMS50E, CMS50H, CMS50N, and CMS50QB fingertip pulse oximeter products infringe the patent-in-suit.

Trudell Medical Intl. v. D R Burton Healthcare, LLC (New Lawsuit Filed)

Defendant: D R Burton Healthcare, LLC

Court: E.D. NC

Date: Jan 30, 2018

Docket: 4-18-cv-00009

Judge: Senior District Judge Malcolm J. Howard

Trudell Medical Intl. has sued D R Burton Healthcare, LLC in the Eastern District of North Carolina for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,808,588, entitled “Oscillating positive respiratory pressure device.”  Trudell alleges that D R Burton Healthcare’s vPEP® oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) product infringes the patent-in-suit.

Strategic Operations, Inc. v. Giannini et al. (New Lawsuit Filed)

Defendant: Carol Giannini; Glacier Technical Solutions, LLC

Court: S.D. Cal.

Date: Jan 30, 2018

Docket: 3-18-cv-00189

Judge: Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel; Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler

Strategic Operations, Inc. has sued Carol Giannini and Glacier Technical Solutions LLC (“GTS”) in the Southern District of California for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,840,403 and 9,336,693, entitled “Wearable partial task surgical simulator.”  Strategic Operations, Inc. alleges that Giannini and GTS provided an infringing Trauma Training Kit to customers.