September 30, 2016 – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted Varian Medical’s U.S. Patent No. 8,696,538, related to delivering planned radiation doses. The PTAB reasoned that Petitioner Elekta, Inc. demonstrated a reasonable likelihood that it would prevail with respect to obviousness challenges to at least one claim of the ’538 Patent based on the prior art. The case is pending before the PTAB, IPR2016-00843.
By: Christopher J. Stankus