February 28, 2014 – Smith & Nephew, Inc. filed a petition to institute an inter partes review (IPR2013-00629) of U.S. Patent No. 7,806,896, owned by Bonutti Skeletal Innovations, LLC. The ‘896 patent is directed to a knee arthroplasty method. Administrative Patent Judges William V. Saindon, Michael R. Zecher, and Richard E. Rice granted the petition.
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