US Endodontics files IPR against Gold Standard Instruments

February 2, 2015 – US Endodontics, LLC filed a petition for inter partes review against patent owner Gold Standard Instruments, LLC on January 30 related to Gold Standard Instruments’ U.S. Patent No. 8,727,773, entitled: “Dental and Medical Instruments Comprising Titanium.”  The patent at issue relates to a method of modifying a nickel titanium endodontic instrument for use in root canal therapy.  US Endodontics is challenging the claimed priority date of the ’773 patent, as well as challenging various claims of the patent on the grounds of anticipation and obviousness.  The petition has been given Case No. IPR2015-00632.

By: Frederick C. Millett

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