PTAB Denies Boston Scientific SciMed’s Request for Rehearing

September 7, 2017 – On September 5 2017, ALJs Powell, Tartal, and Margolies denied Petitioner Boston Scientific SciMed’s Request for Rehearing of the PTAB’s decision to institute inter partes review of its U.S. Patent No. 6,946,560, entitled “Apparatus for contracting, loading or crimping self-expanding and balloon expandable stent devices.”  Specifically, the PTAB did not abuse its discretion by identifying that the Petition raises the same or substantially the same prior art or augments as those previously presented to the Office.

The case is captioned Petition for Inter Partes Review by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, PTAB-IPR2017-00072, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

By: Joyce L. Nadipuram