Petition for Inter Partes Review by Alphatec Holdings

On December 13, 2018, Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (“Petitioner”) filed a Petition to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for inter partes review of claims 1-3, 5, 9-10, 12-21, 23-24, and 27 of U.S. Patent No. 8,361,156 (“the ‘156 Patent”). The ‘156 Patent is owned by NuVasive, Inc. and is drawn to spinal fusion implants of non-bone construction. In the Petition, Petitioner alleges that claims 1-3, 5, 9-10, 12-21, 23-24, and 27 are obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103 over various patent and non-patent literature documents. The inter partes review remains pending at the Board and is captioned as IPR2019-00362.

By: April Breyer Menon

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