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