January 17, 2014-Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC, owner of U.S. Patent No. 6,702,821 which is directed to instrumentation and methods for minimally invasive joint replacement, filed a “Notice Regarding Filing of Disclaimer Of A Claim In A Patent Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.321(a)” in an IPR against petitioner Smith & Nephew, Inc. Administrative Patent Judges William, V. Saindon, Michael R. Zecher, and Richard E. Rice of the PTAB granted Bonutti’s request and entered a judgment against Bonutti with respect to the ’821 Patent.
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