December 4, 2015 – Perfect Surgery Techniques Inc. filed its opening briefs in two separate appeals before the Federal Circuit. The patents-at-issue relate to electrosurgical generators, and are titled “Bipolar Surgical Instruments Having Focused Electrical Fields” and “Method and System for Heating Tissue with a Bipolar Instrument.” The patents are respectively U.S. Patent Nos. 6,030,384 and 6.682,527. The case is an appeal from a Patent Trials and Appeals Board holding that Olympus America Inc. proved the ’527 patent was obvious, and the ’384 patent was obvious and anticipated. The case is captioned 15-2043 and is pending before the Federal Circuit.
By: Katherine E. Adams