PTAB Invalidates Claims in Hip Implant Patent

March 13, 2017 – In a Final Written Decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board held that claims 1-5, 7-11, 13-15, and 17-20 of Patent Owner Four Mile Bay’s U.S. Patent No. 8,821,582 entitled “Hip Implant with Porous Body” were rendered obvious by previous medical implant methods.

The case is IPR2016-00012, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

By: Joyce L. Nadipuram