IPR Denied on Placenta Membrane Tissue Graft Patent

August 20, 2015 – On August 18, 2015, the PTAB denied Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation’s (“Petitioner”) petition to institute inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,323,701 (“the ’701 Patent”).  In its petition, Petitioner requested inter partes review of the ’701 Patent based on anticipation under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) and obviousness under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a).  The ’701 Patent relates to a tissue graft derived from the placenta.  The case is captioned Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation v. MiMedx Group, Inc., IPR2015-00669.

By: Ketan V. Patel

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