Petition for Inter Partes Review by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

On November 28, 2016, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited (“Petitioner”) filed a Petition to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for an inter partes review of claims 1-66 of U.S. Patent No. 8,950,404 (“the ‘404 Patent”).  The ‘404 Patent is owned by ResMed Limited and is drawn to a continuous positive airway pressure mask that delivers pressurized gas to a patient.  In the Petition, Petitioner alleges that claims 1-66 are obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103 over various patent documents.  The inter partes review remains pending at the Board and is captioned IPR2017-00340.

By:  Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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