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Petition for Inter Partes Review by Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Vascular, Inc. of LifePort Sciences LLC’s Patent No. 7,147,662 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: LifePort Sciences LLC

Court: U.S. Patent Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: May 21, 2015

Docket: IPR2014-00288

Judge: Barbara A. Benoit

April 21, 2015 – Final Written Decision finding Claims 1-5,7-13, 15, and 16 not unpatentable

June 25, 2014 – Inter Partes Review instituted

December 23, 2013 – Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Vascular, Inc. petition for Inter Partes Review at the U.S. Patent Office of U.S. Patent No. 7,147,662, alleging that certain claims are unpatentable.  The ’662 patent is titled “Hook for Attaching a Corporeal Lumen and Method of Manufacturing.”

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