Lombard Medical Technologies PLC announced yesterday that the USPTO granted its request to dismiss the Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 6,306,141 to Jervis (“the ’141 Patent”). The ’141 Patent, entitled “Medical Devices Incorporating SIM Alloy Elements,” issued on October 23, 2001. According to the ’141 Patent, the patent relates to “medical devices incorporating shape memory allows, and to improvements therein.” Figures 3 and 4 from the ’141 Patent are shown below:
Lombard had requested Inter Partes Review of claims 1-10 and 18-22 of the ‘141 Patent. According to Lombard’s announcement, Lombard’s request to withdraw the IPR was a condition of the non-exclusive license granted to Lombard by Medtronic for the ’141 Patent. More information pertaining to the Inter Partes Review Petition can be seen by visiting the Board’s website, searching for the ’141 Patent, and clicking on the Case Number link.