PTAB Institutes IPR of Bone Screw and Nail Patent

June 2, 2016— Administrative Patent Judge Lora M. Green of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO granted institution of inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,702,707, directed toward a bone screw and nail, under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and 103(a), and rejected the patent owner Advanced Orthopaedic Solutions, Inc.’s argument that the petition should be denied under 35 U.S.C. § 325(d). This case is captioned, Petition for Inter Partes Review by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., IPR2016-00236 (PTAB).

By: H. Rachael Million-Perez

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