USPTO Grants Lombard’s Request to Dismiss Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 6,306,141

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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.

Christie Matthaei
Christie Matthaei is an associate in our Seattle office. Ms. Matthaei represents various clients in all aspects of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation. Ms. Matthaei also counsels clients on pre-litigation matters, including analyzing patent infringement and validity. Ms. Matthaei earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Journal. During her time in law school, Ms. Matthaei interned for the White House, working in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Prior to law school, Ms. Matthaei worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a chemical engineer on projects related to alternative energy and green chemicals. Ms. Matthaei obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. Ms. Matthaei was a summer associate in 2010 and joined the firm as an associate in 2011.
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