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

 

Alfred E. Mann Found. v. Cochlear Corp. et al. (JMOL, Damages, Willfulness)

Defendant: Cochlear Corp. et al.

Court: C.D. Cal.

Date: Nov 06, 2018

Docket: CV 07-8108

Judge: Judge Fernando M. Olguin

The Court denied Cochlear’s motion for judgment as a matter of law as to non-infringement. The Court denied Cochlear’s motion for a new trial on damages.  The Court granted Alfred E. Mann Foundation’s motions for supplemental damages and enhanced damages.  The Court then doubled the damages.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by CR Bard, Inc. et al. of Medline Industries, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,795,761

Defendant: Medline Industries, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 31, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00109

October 24, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Abbott Laboratories et al. of Cardinal Health Switzerland 515 GmbH’s U.S. Patent No. 6,699,278

Defendant: Cardinal Health Switzerland 515 GmbH

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 22, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00098

October 9, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Best medical Int’l, Inc. v. Elekta AB et al. (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Elekta AB et al

Court: D. Del.

Date: Oct 17, 2018

Docket: 1-18-cv-01600

Best Medical Int’l, Inc. has sued Elekta AB, Elekta Holdings US, Inc., Elekta Ltd, Elekta, Inc. (collectively “Elekta”) and IMPAC Medical Systems (collectively with Elekta, “Defendants”) for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,038,283 (“Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry”); 6,393,096 (“Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry”); and 7,266,175 (“Planning method for radiation therapy”) in the District of Delaware. Best Medical Accuses  Defendants’ linear accelerators of infringement, including the Precise Treatment System™, Versa HD™, Elekta Infinity™, Elekta Synergy®, and Elekta Compact™, in conjunction with Elekta’s Monaco® treatment planning system.

Best Medical Int’l, Inc. v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. et al (new lawsuit filed)

Defendant: Varian Medical Systems, Inc. et al

Court: D. Del.

Date: Oct 17, 2018

Docket: 1-99-cv-de280

Best Medical Int’l, Inc. has sued Varian Medical Systems, Inc. and Varian Medical Systems Int’l AG (collectively “Varian”) for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,038,283 (“Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry”); 6,393,096 (“Planning method and apparatus for radiation dosimetry”); 7,015,490 (“Method and appartus for optimization of collimator angles in intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment”); and 7,266,175 (“Planning method for radiation therapy”) in the District of Delaware.  Best Medical accuses Varian’s Clinac® linear accelerator, Clinac® iX linear accelerator System, VitalBeam® Radiotherapy System, Trilogy® System, TrueBeam® Radiotherapy System, and Halcyon™ Radiotherapy System, in conjunction with at least Varian’s Eclipse™ Treatment Planning System and/or RapidPlan™ Knowledge-Based Planning System and/or Varian’s RapidArc® Planning System of infringement.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Medtronic, Inc. et al. of Board of Regents, the University of Texas System et al.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,033,603

Defendant: Board of Regents, the University of Texas System et al.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Oct 10, 2018

Docket: IPR2019-00038

October 9, 2018 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed