PTAB Institutes Inter Partes Review of Articular Resurfacing Patent

March 29, 2017 – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted Smith & Nephew, Inc.’s petition for inter partes review of claims 1 through 61 (all claims) of ConforMIS, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 9,055,953, “Methods and compositions for articular repair.”  A related proceeding is before the District Court of the District of Massachusetts, ConforMIS, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., Civ. No. 1:16-10420-IT.

The case is IPR2016-01874, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

By: Joyce L. Nadipuram