Bone Graft Petitions for Inter Partes Review by RTI Surgical

On February 19, 2019, RTI Surgical, Inc. (“Petitioner”) filed two Petitions to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) related to U.S. Patent Nos. 6,458,158 (“the ‘158 Patent’) and 8,182,532 (“the ‘532 Patent’) owned by LifeNet Health (“Patent Owner”). The ‘158 and ‘532 Patents are drawn to composite bone grafts.

IPR2019-00569 challenges claims 1-15 of the ‘158 Patent as obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103. IPR2019-00570 challenges claims 12 and 20 of the ‘532 Patent as anticipated under 35 U.S.C. § 102 and claims 4 and 6-21 as obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103.

The inter partes reviews remain pending at the Board.

By:  April Breyer Menon

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