Petition for Inter Partes Review by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. of Shockwave Medical, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,642,673

Defendant: Shockwave Medical, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Dec 10, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00408

December 7, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. of Shockwave Medical, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,956,371

Defendant: Shockwave Medical, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Dec 10, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00405

December 7, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Ethicon LLC f/k/a Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC et al.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,113,874 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

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

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Dec 07, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-00938

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Matthew S. Meyers

May 16, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

December 4, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review Denied

Petition for Inter Partes Review by DR Burton Healthcare, LLC of Trudell Medical International’s U.S. Patent No. 9,808,588 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

Defendant: Trudell Medical International

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Dec 03, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-01025

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Christopher C. Kennedy

May 7, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

November 29, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review Denied

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Kerr Corporation et al. of 3M Innovative Properties Company’s U.S. Patent No. 6,572,693

Defendant: 3M Innovative Properties Company

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Dec 03, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00370

November 30, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Zimmer Surgical, Inc. et al. of Stryker Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 9,579,428 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

Defendant: Stryker Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-01089

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Barbara A. Parvis

May 21, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

November 28, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review Denied

Petition for Inter Partes Review by HyperBranch Medical Technology, Inc. et al. of Confluent Surgical, Inc. et al.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,876,021 (Inter Partes Review Instituted)

Defendant: Confluent Surgical, Inc. et al.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 29, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-01099

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Linda E. Horner

May 21, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

November 27, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review Instituted

Boston Scientific Corp et al v. Micro-Tech Endoscopy USA Inc. et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: MIcro-Tech Endoscopy USA Inc. et al

Court: D. Del.

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Docket: 1-99-cv-de504

Boston Scientific Corporation and Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. have sued Micro-Tech Endoscopy USA Inc., Micro-Tech (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., and Henry Schein Inc. in the District of Delaware for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,980,725 (“Through the scope tension member release clip); 7,094,245 (“Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping”); and 8,974,371 (“Through the scope tension member release clip”).  Boston Scientific accuses the SureClip, SureClip MINI, and SureClip PLUS Hemostatis Clips of infringement.

FlexStent, LLC v. Abbott Labs., Corp. et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Abbott Labs., Corp et al

Court: C.D. Cal.

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Docket: 5-18-cv-02479

FlexStent, LLC has sued Abbott Laboratories, Corp; Abbot Vascular, Inc.; Abbot Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.; and Abbot Vascular Solutions, Inc. in the Central District of California for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,187,035 (“Vascular stent”).  FlexStent accuses Abbott’s “Xience” line of drug-eluting stents of infringement.

Karl Storz Endoscopy-Am., Inc. v. Integrated Medical Sys. Int’l, Inc. (amended complaint)

Defendant: Integrated Medical Systems International Inc.

Court: N.D. AL.

Date: Nov 26, 2018

Docket: 2-12-cv-02716

Judge: Cheif Judge Karon O'Bowdre

Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. has amended its complaint against Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc. in the Northern District of Alabama to additionally allege infringement of RE47044 (“Endoscope and method for assembling components of an optical system”).

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Cook Group Inc. of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,974,371 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 20, 2018

Docket: IPR2017-00135

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Robert L Kinder

October 27, 2016 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

May 16, 2017 — Petition granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

November 15, 2018 — Final Written Decision  finding claims 1, 3–5, and 10 unpatentable and claims 7, 11–15, and 17 not unpatentable

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Cook Group Inc. of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,685,048 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 20, 2018

Docket: IPR2017-00131; IPR2017-00132

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Tartal

October 27, 2016 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

May 15, 2017 — Petition (IPR2017-00131) for Inter Partes Review denied

May 15, 2017 — Petition (IPR2017-00132) granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted

November 14, 2018 — Final Written Decision (IPR2017-00132) finding claims 29 and 30 unpatentable and claims 1–3 and 5–14 not unpatentable

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Symmetry Surgical, Inc. et al of Teleflex Medical Incorporated’s U.S. Patent No. 6,863,675

Defendant: Teleflex Medical Incorporated

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 13, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00257

November 9, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Sandbox Medical, LLC of Neotech Products LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 6,958,050

Defendant: Neotech Products LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 13, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00246

November 9, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Cook Incorporated et al. of Medtronic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,306,141

Defendant: Medtronic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Boar

Date: Nov 13, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00123

November 9, 2018 — 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. 9,808,596

Defendant: Medline Industries, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 08, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00223

November 7, 2018 — 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. 9,808,400

Defendant: Medline Industries, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 08, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00208

November 7, 2018 — 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

Defendant: Align Technology, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 08, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00132

November 7, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Repro-Med Systems, Inc. of EMED Technologies Corporation’s U.S. Patent No. 9,808,576 (Inter Partes Review Denied)

Defendant: EMED Technologies Corporation

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 06, 2018

Docket: IPR2018-00981

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James J. Mayberry

May 3, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

November 2, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review Denied

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Cook Group Inc. of Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,709,027 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Nov 06, 2018

Docket: IPR2017-00133; IPR2017-00134

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James T. Moore

October 27, 2016 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

May 3, 2017 – Petition (IPR2017-00133) granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted (IPR2017-00133)

May 3, 2017 – Petition (IPR2017-00134) granted in part and denied in part; Inter Partes Review Instituted (IPR2017-00134)

November 3, 2018 — Final Written Decision (IPR2017-00133) finding claims 1–3 and 7–12 unpatentable and claims 4–6 and 13–20 not unpatentable

November 3, 2018 — Final Written Decision (IPR2017-00134) finding claims 1–3, 7–14, and 16–19 unpatentable and claims 4–6, 15, and 20 not unpatentable