PTAB Allows Biomedical Enterprises to File a Sur-Reply

January 25, 2016—The Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted Patent Owner Biomedical Enterprises, Inc.’s request to file a sur-reply in IPR2015-00786. The petitioner is Wright Medical Technology, Inc., and the patent-at-issue is U.S. Patent No. 8,584,853, entitled “Method and Apparatus for an Orthopedic Fixation System.” The sur-reply is limited to addressing the construction of one disputed claim term, and “the application of that construction to Patent Owner’s evidence of antedating.”

By: Katherine E. Adams

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