Board finds bipolar surgical instrument patent anticipated and obvious

June 11, 2015 – In a final written decision, the Board found US Patent No. 6,030,384 unpatentable as anticipated and obvious. The patent is owned by Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. and covers bipolar surgical instruments having focused electrical fields. The inter partes review, filed by Olympus America Inc. and Olympus Medical Systems Corp., is captioned IPR2014-00233.

By: Rosanna W. Gan

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