Important Decision Issued in Favor of Rothwell Figg Client Dentsply Sirona in Dispute Involving Revolutionary Endodontic Technology
Judge Joseph Bataillon of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico issued an important decision in favor of Rothwell Figg client Dentsply Sirona, Inc (“DSI”) in a dispute involving four patents covering revolutionary advances in endodontic file technology.
In the lawsuit, DSI charged Defendants Edge Endo, LLC and US Endodontics LLC with infringing four patents’ licensed to DSI, including U.S. Patent Nos. 8,882,504, 8,932,056, 9,351,803, and 9,801,696. The Court held on summary judgment that three claims (one from each of three asserted patents) are both infringed by the EdgeTaper Encore product and valid. The Court also rejected Edge’s effort to dismiss DSI’s willful infringement claim.
DSI has already been successful in getting the PTAB to deny institution of four IPR petitions filed by Edge Endo challenging each of the four asserted patents. You can read more about that here.
The case is scheduled to go to trial in the District of New Mexico before a jury.
The team from Rothwell Figg representing DSI are Steven Lieberman, Rachel Echols, and Caitlin Wilmot, along with Doug Baker of Atkinson, Baker & Rodriguez, P.C.
The victory was covered by IP Law360. The article can be found here.