Globus Medical, Inc. v. Life Spine, Inc. (New Lawsuit Filed)

Defendant: Life Spine, Inc.

Court: United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Docket: 1-21-cv-01445

Judge: Not yet assigned

Globus Medical, Inc. has sued Life Spine, Inc. for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 10,137,001, 10,925,752, 10973,649, 8,845,731, 8,845,732 (entitled “Expandable Fusion Device and Method of Installation Thereof”), 9,402,739 (“Variable Lordosis Spacer and Related Methods of Use”), and 9,956,087 (“Intervertebral Spacer and Plate”) in the District of Delaware.  Globus Medical accuses Life Spine’s PROLIFT, PROLIFT Lateral, PROLIFT Lateral Fixated, and PROLIFT Lateral Helo implants of infringement.

Think Green Limited d/b/a Haakaa v. Medela AG et al. (New Lawsuit Filed)

Defendant: Medela AG and Medela LLC

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Docket: 1:21-cv-05445

Judge: Not yet assigned

Think Green Ltd. d/b/a Haakaa has sued Medela AG and Medela LLC for infringement of U.S. Patent No. D808,006 (entitled “Breast Pump”) in the Northern District of Illinois.  Haakaa accuses the Medela Silicone Breast Milk Collector of infringement.

Advanced Pain Response LLC v. IMEDICOM Co., Ltd. (New Lawsuit Filed)

Defendant: IMEDICOM Co., Ltd.

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Date: Oct 09, 2021

Docket: 1:21-cv-00511

Judge: Not yet assigned

Advanced Pain Response LLC has sued IMEDICOM Co. Ltd. for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,273,468 (entitled “Steerable Fiberoptic Epidural Balloon Catheter and Scope) in the Eastern District of Texas.  Advanced Pain Response accuses IMEDICOM’s “Spinaut-E Epidural Catheter,” “Spinaut-V Video Guided Catheter,” and “Spinaut-H Epidural Balloon Catheter” of infringement.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Axonics, Inc. f/k/a Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. of Medtronic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,821,112 (Final Written Decision)Petition for Inter Partes Review by Axonics, Inc. f/k/a Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. of Medtronic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,738,148 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Medtronic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Docket: IPR2020-00713

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Alyssa A. Finamore

March 16, 2020 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

September 23, 2020 — Inter Partes Review instituted

September 22, 2021 — Final Written Decision finding Claims 9–13 and 20 unpatentable and Claims 1–7, 16–18, and 22 not unpatentable; claims 8, 14, 15, 19, and 21 were disclaimed by Medtronic, Inc.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Axonics, Inc. f/k/a Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. of Medtronic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,738,148 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Medtronic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Docket: IPR2020-00712

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Tartal

March 16, 2020 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

September 23, 2020 — Inter Partes Review instituted

September 22, 2021 — Final Written Decision finding Claims 3–6, 9–12, and 15–18 not unpatentable; claims 1, 2, 7, 8, 13, and 14 were disclaimed by Medtronic, Inc.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Axonics, Inc. f/k/a Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. of Medtronic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,457,758 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Medtronic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Docket: IPR2020-00680

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge James A. Tartal

March 16, 2020 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

September 23, 2020 — Inter Partes Review instituted

September 22, 2021 — Final Written Decision finding Claims 1, 2, 4–6, 8–10, and 12 not unpatentable; claims 3, 7, and 11 were disclaimed by Medtronic, Inc.

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Medtronic Vascular, Inc. of TMT Systems, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,101,393

Defendant: TMT Systems, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Docket: IPR2021-01532; IPR2021-01533

September 23, 2021 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Lumenis Be Ltd. of BTL Healthcare Technologies AS’s U.S. Patent No. 10,124,187

Defendant: BTL Healthcare Technologies AS

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 20, 2021

Docket: IPR2021-01404; IPR2021-01405

September 13, 2021 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Lumenis Be Ltd. of BTL Healthcare Technologies AS’s U.S. Patent No. 10,821,295

Defendant: BTL Healthcare Technologies AS

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 20, 2021

Docket: IPR2021-01402; IPR2021-01403

September 13, 2021 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Axionics Modulation Technologies, Inc. of Medtronic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,036,756 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Medtronic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 20, 2021

Docket: IPR2020-00715

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Alyssa A. Finamore

March 16, 2020 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

September 15, 2020 — Inter Partes Review instituted

September 13, 2021 — Final Written Decision finding Claims 1, 2, 5, 7, 13–15, and 18 not unpatentable

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Axionics Modulation Technologies, Inc. of Medtronic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,626,314 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Medtronic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 20, 2021

Docket: IPR2020-00679

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Alyssa A. Finamore

September 15, 2020 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

September 15, 2020 — Inter Partes Review instituted

September 13, 2021 — Final Written Decision finding Claims 1, 2, 4, 7, 10–12, 14, and 18–24 not unpatentable

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Axionics Modulation Technologies, Inc. et al of Medtronic, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,774,069 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: Medtronic, Inc.

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 20, 2021

Docket: IPR2020-00678

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Eric C. Jeschke

September 15, 2020 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

September 15, 2020 — Inter Partes Review instituted

September 13, 2021 — Final Written Decision finding Claims 5, 6, 8, and 9 unpatentable and Claim 7 not unpatentable

Theragun, Inc. v. Golovan Ltd. d/b/a GetKraft et al. (New Lawsuit Filed)

Defendant: Golovan Ltd. d/b/a GetKraft et al.

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Docket: 1-21-cv-23285

Judge: Unassigned

Theragun, Inc. has sued Golovan Ltd. d/b/a GetKraft for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 10,702,448 and 10,918,565 (both entitled “Percussive Massage Device and Method of Use”) in the Southern District of Florida.  Theragun accuses GetKraft’s “Kraftgun Force” of infringement.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Intuitive Surgical Inc. of P Tech, LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,149,281 (Final Written Decision)

Defendant: P Tech, LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Docket: IPR2020-00650

Judge: Administrative Patent Judge Sheridan K. Snedden

February 26, 2020 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

September 11, 2020 — Inter Partes Review instituted

September 8, 2021 — Final Written Decision finding claims 1–20 unpatentable

NuVasive, Inc. v. Alphatec Holdings, Inc. et al. (Summary Judgment)

Defendant: Alphatec Holdings and Alphatec Spine, Inc.

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Date: Sep 02, 2021

Docket: 3-18-cv-00347

Judge: Hon. Cathy Ann Bencivengo, United States District Judge

The court denied NuVasive’s motion for summary judgment of infringement of two of its spinal fusion patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,187,334 and 8,361,156.  The court also denied NuVasive’s motion for summary judgment that the same patents were entitled to the priority date of an earlier provisional application.  Further, the court granted Alphatec’s motion for summary judgment of invalidity for indefiniteness of U.S. Patent No. 8,361,156 but denied Alphatec’s motion for summary judgment of invalidity for indefiniteness of U.S. Patent No. 8,187,334.

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Coloplast A/S of Pamarope Pty Limited’s U.S. Patent No. 10,925,715

Defendant: Pamarope Pty Limited

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Sep 01, 2021

Docket: IPR2021-01437

August 31, 2021 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Stryker Corporation et al of OsteoMed LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 10,245,085

Defendant: OsteoMed LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 31, 2021

Docket: IPR2021-01453

August 30, 2021 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Stryker Corporation et al of OsteoMed LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,763,716

Defendant: OsteoMed LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 31, 2021

Docket: IPR2021-01452

August 30, 2021 — Petition for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Stryker Corporation et al of OsteoMed LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 9,351,776

Defendant: OsteoMed LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 31, 2021

Docket: IPR2021-01451

August 30, 2021 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed

Petition for Inter Partes Review by Stryker Corporation et al of OsteoMed LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 8,529,608

Defendant: OsteoMed LLC

Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Date: Aug 31, 2021

Docket: IPR2021-01450

August 30, 2021 — Petitions for Inter Partes Review filed