Petition for Inter Partes Review by Globus Medical, Inc.

On August 14, 2015, Globus Medical, Inc. (“Petitioner”) filed a Petition to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for inter partes review of claims 1 and 2 of U.S. Patent No. 7,316,714 (“the ‘714 Patent”).  The ‘714 Patent is drawn to artificial functional spinal unit assemblies.  The ‘714 Patent, which issued on January 8, 2008, is owned by Flexuspine, Inc.  In the Petition, Petitioner asserts that claims 1 and 2 of the ‘714 Patent are obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a) over U.S. Patent No. 5,782,832 in view of the knowledge of one of ordinary skill in the art.  The inter partes review remains pending at the Board and is captioned IPR2015-01721.

By:  Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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