Petition for Inter Partes Review by Medtronic, Inc. (IPR2014-00488)

On December 1, 2014, the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) granted a request filed by Health Hero Network, Inc. (“the Patent Owner”) to file a motion to terminate the proceedings. In particular, the Patent Owner argued that certain materials produced by Medtronic, Inc. (“the Petitioner”) during discovery show that a third party should have been named as a real party-in-interest. Given the evidence and the parties’ arguments, the Board was persuaded that briefing on matter was warranted. The case, which involves an inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 7,769,605 that is drawn to a system for monitoring a group of patients having a chronic disease or an ongoing health condition, remains pending and is captioned IPR2014-00488.

By: Jacqueline A. DiRamio

PTAB Decision

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