Petition for Inter Partes Review by Abbott Vascular, Inc. et al. of FlexStent, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 6,187,035

Defendant: FlexStent, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 27, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00882

March 26, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

NuVasive, Inc. v. Alphatec Holdings, Inc. et al (claim construction)

Defendant: Alphatec Holdings, Inc

Court: S.D. Cal.

Date: Mar 22, 2019

Docket: 3-18-cv-00347

Judge: Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo

The Court has construed terms in U.S. Patent Nos. 7,819,801; 8,355,780; 8,439,892; 9,833,227; 9,924,859; and 9,974,531.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Becton, Dickinson and Company of Baxter International, Inc. et al’s U.S. Patent No. 6,852,103 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

Defendant: Baxter International, Inc. et al

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 21, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-01744

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Barry L. Grossman

September 17, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

March 19, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review denied

Glaukos Corp. v. Ivantis, Inc. (summary judgment)

Defendant: Ivantis, Inc

Court: C.D. Cal.

Date: Mar 21, 2019

Docket: 8-18-cv-00620

Judge: Judge James V. Selna

The court granted Ivantis’ motion for summary judgment of non-infringement on U.S. Patent Nos. 8,540,659; 9,603,741; and 9,833,357.

P Tech, LLC v. Intuitive Surgical (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Court: D. Del.

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Docket: DED-1-99-cv-de460

P Tech, LLC has sued Intuitive Surgical Inc in the District of Delaware for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,149,281 (“Robotic system for engaging a fastener with body tissue) and 9,192,395 (“Robotic fastening system”).  P Tech accuses Intuitive Surgical’s EndoWrist and SureForm for use with the da Vinci Surgical System of infringement.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Becton, Dickinson and Company of Baxter International, Inc. et al’s U.S. Patent No. 6,159,192 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

Defendant: Baxter International, Inc. et al

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-01742

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Timothy J. Goodson

September 17, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

March 13, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review denied

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

Defendant: Dexcom, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-01717; IPR2018-01718

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Patrick R. Scanlon

September 14, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

March 13, 2019 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review denied

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. of Cardio Flow, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,089,362 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

Defendant: Cardio Flow, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 12, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-01658

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Barry L. Grossman

September 5, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

March 8, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review denied

Zimmer Surgical, Inc. v. Stryker Corp (Summary Judgment)

Defendant: Stryker Corp

Court: D. Del.

Date: Mar 11, 2019

Docket: 1-16-cv-00679

Judge: Judge Richard G. Andrews

The court issued its order on the parties summary judgment motions, granting and denying each in part.

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by OrthoPediatrics Corp. et al of K2M, Inc. et al’s U.S. Patent No. 9,655,664 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

Defendant: K2M, Inc. et al

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 07, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-01546; IPR2018-01547; IPR2018-01548

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Lynne H. Browne

August 21, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

February 14, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR2018-01546) Denied

February 22, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR2018-01547) Denied

March 1, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR2018-01548) Denied

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

Defendant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Mar 07, 2019

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

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Michael L. Woods

August 31, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

March 1, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR2018-01569) Denied

March 4, 2019 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR2018-01570; IPR2018-01571) Denied

Acantha LLC v. NuVasive, Inc. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: NuVasive, Inc.

Court: E.D. Michigan

Date: Mar 06, 2019

Docket: 4-19-cv-10656

Judge: Judge Matthew F. Leitman

Acantha LLC has sued NuVasive, Inc. in the Eastern District of Michigan for infringement of U.S. Patent No. RE43008 (“Orthopedic implant assembly).  Acantha accuses the “NuVasive Helix Anterior Cervical Plate (“ACP”) family of systems (NuVasive Helix ACP, NuVasive Helix Mini ACP, NuVasive Helix-T ACP, and NuVasive Helix-Revolution ACP)” of infringement.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. of Cardio Flow, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,788,853 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

Defendant: Cardio Flow, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Feb 28, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-01549

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Barry L. Grossman

August 21, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

February 26, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review Denied

Omni MedSci, Inc. v. Apple Inc. (amended complaint)

Defendant: Apple Inc.

Court: E.D. Tex.

Date: Feb 28, 2019

Docket: 2-18-cv-429-RWS

Judge: Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Omni MedSci, Inc. has amended its complaint against Apple Inc. to add U.S. Patent No. 10,213,113 (“Physiological measurement device using light emitting diodes”).  Omni MedSci accuses the Apple Watch of infringement.

Petition for Post Grant Review by Instrumentation Laboratory Company et al of HemoSonics LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,977,039

Defendant: HemoSonics LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Feb 22, 2019

Docket: PGR2019-00033

February 21, 2019 — Petition for Post Grant Review filed

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by AgaMatrix, Inc. of Dexcom, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,724,045 (Inter Partes Reviews Denied)

Defendant: Dexcom, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Feb 21, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-01715; IPR2018-01716

September 14, 2018 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

February 19, 2019 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review Denied

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 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

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

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Feb 21, 2019

Docket: IPR2018-01703

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Benjamin D. M. Wood

September 11, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

February 19, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review instituted

Petition for Inter Partes Review by RTI Surgical, Inc. of LifeNet Health’s U.S. Patent No. 8,182,532

Defendant: LifeNet Health

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Feb 20, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00570

February 19, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by RTI Surgical, Inc. of LifeNet Health’s U.S. Patent No. 6,458,158

Defendant: LifeNet Health

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Feb 20, 2019

Docket: IPR2019-00569

February 19, 2019 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Cochlear Ltd v. MED-EL Corp., USA (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: MED-EL Corp., USA

Court: D. Mass.

Date: Feb 19, 2019

Docket: 1-19-cv-10303

Cochlear Ltd has sued MED-EL Corporation, USA in the District of Massachusetts for infringement of U.S. Patent Numbers 10,058, 702 and 9,146,676 (both entitled “Implant magnet system”) and 9,884,141 (“implantable device having osseointegrating protuberances”).  Cochlear accuses the Synchrony Implant System of infringement.