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In Re: Ethicon, Inc., 2015-1696

In an appeal of a merged inter partes reexamination, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision affirming the examiner's obviousness rejection of claims of a patent, which relates to intraluminal medical devices for the local delivery of drugs, e.g., drug-eluting stents, and methods for maintaining drugs on those devices, is affirmed where the Board did not err in its obviousness conclusion.

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  • Published 2017/01/03




  • United States Federal Circuit


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