Oblon’s Post-Grant Team Secures Appellate Victory for Client Intelligent Hospital Systems

November 10, 2014 – Firm News

In a victory for Oblon client Intelligent Hospital Systems, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed that the claims of a patent owned by ForHealth Technologies, Inc. are not patentable. The decision, which was dated November 10, 2014, affirmed a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,096,212 that was requested by Intelligent Hospital Systems. The patent related to a system for automatically dispensing syringes in health care institutions. The Oblon team handling the proceeding includes Greg Gardella, Kevin Laurence, and Ruby Natnithithadha.

Oblon’s Post-Grant Patent Practice handles all aspects of USPTO post-issuance proceedings, including practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Oblon’s post-grant practitioners are some of the most experienced in the country and the group has settled more inter partes review proceedings than most firms have filed in total.