PTAB Upholds Eye Treatment Tool Patent

Law360 (March 1, 2018, 7:00 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday upheld a patent covering a tool used to treat an eye disorder, finding accused infringer MiBo Medical Group hadn't shown the invention was obvious.

The PTAB, in a final decision, ruled MiBo failed during inter partes review to prove that any of the challenged claims in Blephex LLC's patent were invalid. Lake Worth, Florida-based Blephex sued its rival in early 2016 and accused it of infringement.

Attorneys for both sides could not immediately be reached for comment.

Blephex's patented device is used to treat people with blepharitis, an infection of the eyelid....

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