June 15, 2016 – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted an inter partes review on obviousness grounds of claims 1, 2, and 6-9 of Patent Owner Varian Medical Systems, Inc.’s patent pertaining to therapeutic radiology. The patent-at-issue is U.S. Patent No. 8,867,703 B2, titled “Multi-mode cone beam CT radiotherapy stimulator and treatment machine with a flat panel imager.” The petitioner is Elektra Inc. The case is IPR2016-00315 and is pending before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
By: Katherine E. Adams