PTAB Denies Stipulated Motion for Protective Order in Edwards Lifesciences and Boston Scientific IPR Dispute

July 24, 2017 – In a July 20 Order, Administrative Patent Judge James A. Tartal denied the parties Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.’s stipulated motion for a modified protective order in IPR2017-00060 ruling that the parties did not sufficiently show that the proposed Stipulated Protective Order was warranted in the IPR proceeding.  The patent subject to IPR2017-00060 is U.S. Patent No. 8,992,608, entitled “Everting Heart Valve” and relates to methods and an apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient’s heart valve.

By: Frederick C. Millett

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