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.

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 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 27, 2018

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

August 21, 2018 — Final Written Decision finding claims 4–6, 11, and 12 unpatentable and claims 7–10 not unpatentable

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

Defendant: Niazi Licensing Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 23, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-00609; IPR2018-00610

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge George R. Hoskins

February 12, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

August 21, 2018 — Inter Partes Reviews Instituted

 

Glaukos Corp. v. Ivantis, Inc. (Counterclaim)

Defendant: Ivantis, Inc.

Court: C.D. Cal.

Date: Aug 20, 2018

Docket: 8:18-cv-00620

Judge: Judge Selna

Ivantis Inc. has filed a counterclaim against Glaukos Corp. for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,540,659; 9,603,741; and 9,833,357 (each entitled “Delivery System and Method of Use for the Eye”).  Ivantis accuses Glaukos’ iStent inject stents of infringement of each of the three patents.

Petition for Post Grant Review by Mölnlycke Health Care AB et al. of Smith & Nephew, Inc. et al.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,642,750 (Post Grant Review Denied)

Defendant: Smith & Nephew, Inc. et al.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 09, 2018

Docket: PGR2018-00035

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Jason W. Melvin

February 9, 2018 – Petition for Post Grant Review filed

August 7, 2018 – Post Grant Review instituted

KFx Medical, LLC v. Stryker Corp. et al. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Stryker Corp. et al.

Court: S.D. Cal.

Date: Aug 03, 2018

Docket: 3-18-cv-01799

Judge: Judge Anthony J. Battaglia

KFx Medical, LLC has sued Stryker Corp. and Howmedica Osteonics Corp. d/b/a Stryker Orthopedics in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,585,311 and 8,951,287 (both entitled “System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone”).  Kfx Medical accuses the ReelX STT Soft Tissue Anchor System of infringement.

Petition 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: Aug 02, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-01495

August 1, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

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 01, 2018

Docket: 2-16-cv-05433

Judge: Judge Brian M. Cogan

The court construed three terms in U.S. Patent No. 8,636,507.