Firm Secures Win Before Patent Trial and Appeal Board for Endodontic Equipment Manufacturer

January 4, 2017

On December 28, 2016, the Firm secured a significant victory for our client, an endodontic equipment manufacturer, when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) found that all challenged claims in a dental instrument patent were invalid for lack of an adequate written description and lack of enablement. The PTAB also found that the claims were anticipated based on the inventor’s previously published application. This is one of the first final written decisions issued by the PTAB concerning a post grant review (PGR) proceeding, which became available following the passage of the America Invents Act in 2011.

To read press on the December 28, 2016 decision, click here.