Ethicon Endo-Surgery files 2 IPRs against Covidien

May 28, 2015 – Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. filed 2 petitions for inter partes review against patent owner Covidien AG. The patents at issue, U.S. 7,887,536 and 8,241,284, relate to bipolar electrosurgical forceps which combine mechanical clamping pressure and electrosurgical current to seal tissue. The reviews are captioned IPR2015-01274 and IPR2015-01275.

By: Rosanna W. Gan


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