Firm Secures Federal Circuit Affirmance for Endodontic Equipment Manufacturer

August 17, 2017

On August 17, 2017, the firm secured a significant victory for our client, an endodontic equipment manufacturer, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) final decision in an inter partes review proceeding, rendered on August 1, 2016. The PTAB had found that all challenged claims in a dental instrument patent were invalid as obvious. The Federal Circuit affirmed these findings, noting that “substantial evidence supports the Board’s findings” and describing the Patent Owner’s arguments as “unpersuasive.”

To read the Federal Circuit’s decision, click here.

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