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

Defendant: Snyders Heart Valve LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 24, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00107; IPR2018-00109

October 23, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

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

Defendant: Snyders Heart Valve LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 24, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00105; IPR2018-00106

October 23, 2017 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Smith & Nephew, Inc. of Arthrex, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,821,541 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Arthrex, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 18, 2017

Docket: IPR2016-00918

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Barry L. Grossman

April 19, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

October 17, 2016 — Inter Partes Review Instituted

October 16, 2017 – Final Written Decisions finding challenged claims not unpatentable

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

Defendant: Four Mile Bay, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 16, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00053

October 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

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

Defendant: Four Mile Bay, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 16, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00052

October 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

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

Defendant: Four Mile Bay, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 16, 2017

Docket: IPR2018-00051

October 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Rita Leibinger GmbH & Co. v. Veterinary Orthopedic Implants, Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Veterinary Orthopedic Implants, Inc.

Court: M.D. Florida

Date: Oct 12, 2017

Docket: 3-17-cv-01140

Judge: Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr.

Rita Leibinger GmbH & Co. (Rita Leibinger) has sued Veterinary Orthopedic Implants, Inc. in the Middle District of Florida for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,186,252 (“Tibia implant for tightening the patella tendons”).  Rita Leibinger accuses Veterinary Orthopedic’s TTA Rapid devices of infringing the ‘252 patent.

Medline Industries, Inc. v. CR Bard, Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: CR Bard Inc.

Court: N.D. Ill.

Date: Oct 06, 2017

Docket: 1-17-cv-07216

Medline Industries, Inc. has sued CR Bard, Inc. in the Northern District of Illinois for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,745,088 (“Catheter tray, packaging system, instruction insert, and associated methods”).  Medline accuses CR Bard’s SureStep Foley Tray System of infringing the ‘088 patent.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Abiomed, Inc. of Maquet Cardiovascular LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 7,022,100 (Inter Partes Reviews Denied)

Defendant: Maquet Cardiovascular LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 28, 2017

Docket: IPR2017-01025

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Bart A. Gerstenblith

March 11, 2017 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

September 26, 2017 – Petition for Inter Partes Review Denied

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: Sep 25, 2017

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

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: Sep 25, 2017

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

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