PTAB Institutes IPR of ResMed’s Patent Claims

April 5, 2017 – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted an inter partes review of certain claims of ResMed Limited’s patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,119,931, titled “Mask system.” The Board found that Petitioner Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited had shown a reasonable likelihood that it would prevail with respect to claims 43, 48-50, 57, 58, 60, 61-64, 68, 69, 70, 71, and 77-79, but that it had not shown a reasonable likelihood to prevail with respect to claims 46, 51, 53-56, and 65. The patent-at-issue relates generally to a mask system for treatment of sleep disordered breathing. The case is IPR2017-00062.

By: Katherine E. Adams

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