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Lexion Gets SurgiQuest 'Tube' Patent Axed By PTAB

Law360 (July 2, 2018, 11:26 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Friday invalidated medical device maker SurgiQuest Inc.’s patent covering a tube used by surgeons to insert operating instruments during minimally invasive surgeries, finding the design obvious and handing a win to rival maker Lexion Medical LLC.

SurgiQuest had sued Lexion in July 2016 claiming infringement of the patent, which covers a surgical access device that consists of an inner tube through which a surgical instrument can be inserted and an outer tube surrounding the inner one through which gas can be...
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