PTAB Institutes Suture Anchor Patent

August 4, 2016 – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted Arthex’s U.S. Patent No. 8,623,052, titled “Suture Anchor.”  The PTAB reasoned that Petitioners Smith & Nephew, Inc. and ArthroCare Corp. demonstrated a reasonable likelihood that it would prevail with respect to obviousness challenges to at least one of the claims of the ’052 Patent based on the prior art.  The case is pending before the PTAB, IPR2016-00506.

By:  Christopher J. Stankus

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