July 29, 2016 – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted inter partes review of five patents owned by Arthrex, Inc., based on petitions by Smith & Nephew, Inc. and ArthroCare Corporation. The patents-at-issue are U.S Patents No. 6,511,499 B2; 6,214,031 B1; and 7,195,634 B2, which are titled “Corkscrew Suture Anchor”; U.S. Patent No. 8,343,186 B2, titled “Fully Threaded Suture Anchor with Transverse Anchor Pin”; and U.S. Patent No. 8,801,755 B2, titled “Suture Anchor.” The cases are IPR2016-00483, IPR2016-00484, IPR2016-00485, IPR2016-00486, IPR2016-00487, IPR2016-00505, IPR2016-00507, and IPR2016-00508.
By: Katherine E. Adams