PTAB Denies IPR Institution on Patent Related to Endoscopic Bipolar Forceps

December 28, 2015 – The PTAB denied Ethicon Endo-Surgery’s petition for inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,241,284 related to endoscopic bipolar forceps.  The PTAB held “Petitioner has not established a reasonable likelihood that it would prevail in showing the unpatentability of at least one challenged claim.”  The case is captioned Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. v. Covidien AG, IPR2015-01275.

By:  Christopher J. Stankus

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