Nevro Files IPR Against Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Related to Spinal Cord Stimulation System Patent

On July 24, 2017, Nevro Corp. filed a petition for inter partes review against Patent Owner Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. on July 21, 2017 related to Boston Scientific Neuromodulation’s patent for a spinal cord stimulation system.  The patent at issue in IPR2017-01811 is U.S. Patent No. 6,985,280, entitled “Rechargeable Spinal Cord Simulator System.”  Nevro is challenging the claims of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation’s patent on the ground of obviousness.  The parties are currently involved in the district court action Boston Scientific Corp. and Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. v. Nevro Corp., Civil Action No. 16-1163-GMS (D. Del.) involving the same patent.

By: Frederick C. Millett