The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today issued a precedential decision finding the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) erred in too narrowly confining its motivation-to-combine inquiry and improperly limiting its definition of the relevant art to hold that Axonics, Inc. had failed to prove Medtronic, Inc.’s patent claims obvious. The patents at issue are Medtronic’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,626,314 and 8,036,756. They cover “a neurostimulation lead and a method for implanting and anchoring the lead.”

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