Petition for Inter Partes Review by Inguran, LLC

On September 4, 2015, Inguran, LLC d/b/a Sexing Technologies (“Petitioner”) filed a Petition to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for inter partes review of  claims 1-22 of U.S. Patent No. 7,355,696 (“the ‘696 Patent”). The ‘696 Patent is owned by Premium Genetics (UK), Ltd.  The ‘696 Patent, which issued on April 8, 2008, is drawn to a method and apparatus for sorting sperm cells.  In the Petition, Petitioner asserts that the claims 1-22 of the ‘696 Patent are obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a) over various non-patent literature and patent documents.  The inter partes review remains pending at the Board and is captioned IPR2015-01870.

By:  Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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