Petition for Inter Partes Review by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, et al.

On October 12, 2016, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Edwards Lifesciences LLC, and Edwards Lifesciences AG (“Petitioners”) filed a Petition to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for an inter partes review of claims 1-4 of U.S. Patent No. 8,992,608 (“the ‘608 Patent”).  The ‘608 Patent is owned by Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. and is drawn to a collapsible and expandable prosthetic heart valve delivered via a catheter.  In the Petition, Petitioners allege that claims 1-4 are unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and/or 103 over various patent and non-patent literature documents.  The inter partes review remains pending at the Board and is captioned IPR2017-00060.

By:  Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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