September 9, 2015 – Medtech Products Inc. filed a complaint for patent infringement against Ranir, LLC on September 8, 2015 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (Western Division). The lawsuit relates to Ranir’s allegedly infringing dental protectors called “REST ASSURED® Extra Comfort Night Protector.” Medtech’s competing product is called “THE DOCTOR’S® NIGHTGUARD ADVANCED COMFORT®.” Both products are designed to protect the teeth and jaw from the detrimental effects of nighttime teeth grinding, or “bruxism.” The patents at issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 8,316,859 and 7,658,193, both entitled: “Interocclusal Appliance and Method.” The complaint has been given Civil Action No. 2-15-cv-02584 (W.D. Tenn.).
By: Frederick C. Millett