April 8, 2016 – In an Inter Partes Review case, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted the unopposed motion to seal of the patent owners Nobel Biocare Services AG and Nobel Biocare USA, LLC. The Board found that the documents, written testimony from a related ITC case, contained confidential business information of the patent owners. The petitioners are Institut Straumann AG, Instradent AG, Instradent USA, Inc., JJGC Industria e Comercio de Materiais Dentarios S/A, and Straumann Holding AG. The patent-in-suit is U.S. Patent No. 8,714,977 titled “Condensing skeletal implant that facilitate insertions.” The case is pending in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and is captioned Petition for Inter Partes Review by Instradent USA, Inc., PTAB-IPR2015-01786.
By: Una Fan