WHIPgroup obtained issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,143,555 for its client Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. for Customized Implants for Bone Replacement after the examiner initially rejected claims as being anticipated or obvious over other references. The patent covers the clients OSTEOFAB® implants which are produced from polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) using a proprietary 3D printing process. In one commercial use, the OsteoFab® Patient Specific Cranial Device (OPSCD) is intended for the replacement of bony voids in the cranial skeleton. The OPSCD is constructed with the use of the patient’s CT imaging data and computer aided design to determine the dimensions of each implant. The device is then manufactured via the OsteoFab® 3D printing laser sintering process. The OPSCD is attached to native bone with commercially available cranioplasty fixation systems and is a non-load bearing, single use device that is sterilized at the healthcare facility using validated steam sterilization cycles.
WHIPgroup successfully obtained an Order of Preliminary Injunction in connection with a Complaint and Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia [Read More…]
WHIPgroup continues to represent its client’s best interests, filing counterclaims in an ongoing arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association. WHIPgroup brought claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment as well as tortious interference [Read More…]