PTAB Institutes IPR for Flexuspine, Inc.’s Interbertebral Implant Patent

March 9, 2016—Administrative Patent Judge William V. Saindon instituted an inter partes review on the ground of obviousness. The petition for IPR was requested by Globus Medical, Inc. of U.S. Patent No. 8,467,386 (“Expandable intervertebral implant system and method”), owned by Flexuspine, Inc., and directed toward artificial intervertebral implants for insertion into the human spine. The proceeding is captioned Petition for Inter Partes Review by Globus Medical, Inc. PTAB-IPR2015-01795.

By: H. Rachael Million-Perez

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