Therapeutic Radiology Patent Will Be Reviewed By Patent Board

(August 9, 2016, 12:29 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A February 2016 request for inter partes review was granted Aug. 4 by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, following failure by the patent owner to respond to the petition (Elekta Inc. v. Varian Medical Systems Inc., No. IPR2016-00551, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160815-018Z.)

According to the board, petitioner Elekta Inc. enjoys a reasonable likelihood that it will prevail on its position that claim 19 of Varian Medical Systems Inc.’s U.S. patent No. 8,867,703 is unpatentable pursuant to 35 U.S. Code Sections 102(a),...
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