IPR / PGR / CBM Medical Device Updates in October 2020

IPR, PGR, and CBM Filings

  • IPR2020-01687: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. v. P Tech, LLC
  • IPR2020-01711: New World Medical, Inc. v. MicroSurgical Technology, Inc.
  • IPR2020-01722: Apple Inc. v. Masimo Corporation
  • IPR2020-01723: Apple Inc. v. Masimo Corporation
  • IPR2021-00017: New World Medical, Inc. v. MicroSurgical Technology, Inc.
  • IPR2021-00044: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH v. Advanced Bionics AG
  • IPR2021-00065: New World Medical, Inc. v. MicroSurgical Technology, Inc.
  • IPR2021-00066: New World Medical, Inc. v. The Regents of the University of California

 

IPR, PGR, and CBM Institution Decisions

  • Institutions
    • IPR2020-00783: Fitbit, Inc. v. Philips North America LLC
    • IPR2020-00895: Medtronic, Inc. v. Avanos Medical Sales, LLC
  • Institution Denied
    • IPR2020-00131: Medtronic, Inc. v. Teleflex Medical Devices SARL (Request for rehearing of decision denying institution denied)
    • IPR2020-00782: Fitbit, Inc. v. Philips North America LLC (Patent Owner disclaimed all claims)
    • IPR2020-00909: Garmin International, Inc. v. Philips North America LLC (Patent Owner disclaimed all claims, Motion for Joinder with IPR2020-00782 denied)

 

IPR, PGR, and CBM Terminations

  • Terminated Before Institution Decision – None
  • Terminated After Institution
    • IPR2019-01294: Levita Magnetics International Corp. v. Attractive Surgical, LLC (Settled)
    • IPR2019-01295: Levita Magnetics International Corp. v. Attractive Surgical, LLC (Settled)
    • IPR2019-01338: Abbott Laboratories v. Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (Patent Owner request for adverse judgment)
    • IPR2019-01339: Abbott Laboratories v. Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (Patent Owner request for adverse judgment)
    • IPR2020-00684: NuVasive, Inc. v. Acantha LLC (Settled)
    • IPR2020-00706: NuVasive, Inc. v. Acantha LLC (Settled)

 

IPR, PGR, and CBM Final Written Decisions

  • No Claims Unpatentable
    • IPR2019-00975: Oticon Medical AB v. Cochlear Ltd.
  • Some Claims Unpatentable – None
  • All Claims Unpatentable
    • IPR2019-00880: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. v. Ethicon LLC
    • IPR2019-00882: Abbott Vascular, Inc. v. FlexStent, LLC
    • IPR2019-00896: Paragon 28, Inc. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    • IPR2019-00898: Paragon 28, Inc. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    • IPR2019-00916: Apple Inc. v. Omni MedSci, Inc.

 

IPR, PGR, and CBM Appeals (Filings and Decisions)

  • Appeals Filed
    • IPR2019-00569: RTI Surgical, Inc. v. LifeNet Health
    • IPR2019-00570: RTI Surgical, Inc. v. LifeNet Health
  • Appeal Decisions
    • IPR2018-00105: St. Jude Medical, LLC v. Snyders Heart Valve LLC (Affirmed)
    • IPR2018-00106: St. Jude Medical, LLC v. Snyders Heart Valve LLC (Affirmed-in-Part, Reversed-in-Part)
  • Decisions on Remand
    • IPR2015-01190: Institut Straumann AG v. Sirona Dental Systems GmbH (Settled during remand but FWD still issued denying motion to amend because proposed claims were found unpatentable)

 

* Updates include IPR, PGR, and CBM proceedings at the PTAB with patent technologies categorized as Surgery and Medical Instruments, including “37D Medical and Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies (and all subcategories),” “37E Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices (and all subcategories),” “623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor,” and “A61B Diagnosis : Surgery : Identification.” Patents in these categories that are not medical devices, such patents related to automobiles, were excluded from the analysis.