February 5, 2014 – Ivera Medical Corporation filed a petition for inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,641,681 owned by Catheter Connections, Inc. The patent relates to caps for connectors used with medical implements used to supply a patient’s blood vessels with fluid or to withdraw fluid. In the petition, Ivera Medical asserts that claims 1-22 of the patent are unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a). The inter partes review remains pending at the Board and is captioned IPR2015-00693.
By: Rosanna W. Gan