September 30, 2016 – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted Varian Medical’s U.S. Patent No. 7,880,154, related to methods and apparatus for planning and delivering radiation to a subject to provide a desired three dimensional distribution of radiation dose to treat medical conditions. The PTAB reasoned that Petitioner Elekta, Inc. demonstrated a reasonable likelihood that it would prevail with respect to anticipation and/or obviousness challenges to at least one claim of the ’154 Patent based on the prior art. The case is pending before the PTAB, IPR2016-00844.
By: Christopher J. Stankus