Intuitive Surgical, Inc. v. Ethicon LLC (USPTO as intervenor)
Docket No. 2021-1481 (IPR2-18-01248) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/20-1481.OPINION.2-11-2022_1907139.pdf)
O’MALLEY, CLEVENGER, STOLL
February 11, 2021
Brief Summary: Intuitive’s appeal of pending IPR in view of patentability findings in two simultaneously filed IPRs regarding the same claim dismissed as prohibited by section 315(e)(1).
Summary: Intuitive appealed PTAB (“Board”) IPR decision upholding the patentability of claims 24-26 of US 8,479,969 relating to “a robotically controlled endoscopic surgical instrument”. “The threshold question in this appeal is whether Intuitive is authorized by statute to pursue this appeal” or, as the Board found in terminating Intuitive as a
Continue Reading FC panel affirms Board dismissal of third IPR following patentability finding in other simultaneously filed IPRs regarding the same claims under section 315(e)(1)