On April 14, 2016, Ultradent Products, Inc. and Azena Medical, LLC (“Petitioners”), filed a Petition to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for an inter partes review of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 8,337,097 (“the ‘097 Patent”). The ‘097 Patent is owned by CAO Group, Inc. and is drawn to modular laser emission systems for surgical and other therapeutic uses. In the Petition, Petitioners allege that claim 1 is unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 103 over various patent and non-patent literature documents. The inter partes review remains pending at the Board and is captioned IPR2016-00838.
By: Jacqueline A. DiRamio