After appealing the case to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Forge IP has obtained a reversal of all rejections that were issued for a patent application entitled “Methods and Systems for Delivery of Acoustic Energy to Tissue Surfaces, Cavities and Obstructed Passages such as Intranasal Ostia.”
The application is directed to a device that is inserted into a cavity of the ear, nose, or throat, such as a sinus ostia, to nontraumatically clear obstructions. The innovative design includes a wand that delivers acoustic energy to the target site, while also delivering fluid with a pulsatile flow. The Examiner originally rejected the claims, alleging they were obvious over various prior art references. After an appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Board issued a decision reversing the rejections.
A Notice of Allowance is expected to issue in due course.