In September 2015, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied four more petitions by Stryker Corporation (SYK) for inter partes review of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,471,310, 7,821,530, 7,844,657, and 8,439,821, owned by Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. (IPR2015-00672, Paper 9; IPR2015-00674, Paper 9; IPR2015-00764, Paper 13; IPR2015-00679, Paper 9.) The PTAB also denied in part Stryker’s two petitions for IPR of KSEA’s U.S. Patent No. 8,069,420. (IPR2015-00677, Paper 15; IPR2015-00678, Paper 12.) The KARL STORZ patents are directed to video imaging systems (‘310 and ‘530 patents), systems for controlling medical devices in an operating room (‘657 and ‘821 patents), and systems for controlling the communication of medical imaging data (‘420 patent). KARL STORZ commercializes the technology and Stryker is one of its competitors.
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…]