Law360 (June 11, 2019, 10:01 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated a full OrthoAccel Technologies Inc. orthodontic device patent as obvious and anticipated, following a challenge from rival Propel Orthodontics LLC.
A rendering of the OrthoAccel invention from the patent invalidated Monday. (Source: PTAB)
Nearly all of the patent's 27 claims are anticipated based on a 2008 patent application called Lowe, the PTAB said Monday. Any remaining claims are then obvious based on a combination of Lowe and an international patent application called Ting, the board said.
"We find that petitioner has demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that each of challenged claims...
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