Buchanan Draws from Its In-Depth Post-Grant Experience to Defeat Patentability Challenges Filed Against Medical Components, Inc.

Faced with numerous challenges against two of their medical device patents, firm client Medical Components, Inc. relied on Buchanan’s specialty experience in post-grant proceedings to successfully thwart the challenges to patentability.

C.R. Bard, Inc. filed inter partes review petitions to challenge the patentability of two patents related to venous access ports owned by Medical Components. In the petitions, Bard challenged a total of 40 claims in six different grounds of challenge. With its patents under attack, Medical Components turned to our Patent Office Litigation team for help.

The team of Jonathan Bowser, Roger Lee, Shawn Li, Kyle Tsui, and Alfred Zaher worked diligently to conduct a thorough analysis of the legal and technical issues and devised a comprehensive strategy to defend Medical Components’ patents. Drawing from years of post-grant experience and legal know-how, our team worked closely with in-house counsel and technical personnel to develop arguments and presented them in patent owner preliminary responses. Defeating Bard’s challenges at the institution stage would mean that Medical Components would avoid the complexities of undergoing a trial.

Despite extensive efforts by Bard, the team successfully advocated on behalf of Medical Components, persuading the PTAB to not institute trial, and defeated all attacks on the challenged claims – a big win for Medical Components.

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