Petition for Inter Partes Review by Inguran, LLC

On March 14, 2016, Inguran, LLC d/b/a Sexing Technologies XY, LLC (“Petitioner”) filed a Petition to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for inter partes review of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 7,118,676 (“the ‘676 Patent”).  The ‘676 Patent is drawn to multiple laminar flow-based particle and cellular separation with laser steering.  The ‘676 Patent, which issued on October 10, 2006, is owned by Premium Genetics (UK) Ltd.  In the Petition, Petitioner asserts that claim 1 of the ‘676 Patent is anticipated and/or obvious under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and/or 103 over various patent and non-patent documents.  The inter partes review remains pending at the Board and is captioned IPR2016-00756.

By:  Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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