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Medical Device Market to Reach $361 Billion

According to an article in Medical Design Technology, Kalorama Information’s 2014 report on The Global Market for Medical Devices estimated that the global market for medical devices was expected to reach $361 billion by year’s…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Scanadu: the Medical Tricorder from Star Trek

For those familiar with the television show Star Trek, many may remember the Tricorder, a device that Dr. “Bones” McCoy used to wirelessly scan a patient to assess the individual’s medical status. The California start-up…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Final Decision in NuVasive’s Inter Partes Review of Warsaw Orthopedic Patent

The Patent Trial and Appeals Board (the “Board”) recently issued Final Written Decisions disposing of two inter partes reviews that NuVasive filed in mid-2013 regarding U.S. patent number 8,444,696 (the ’696 Patent). The ’696…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Spineology Sues Wright Medical Technology

Spineology, Inc. sued Wright Medical Technology, Inc. (Wright Medical) in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota . Spineology’s complaint alleges that Wright Medical’s X-REAM percutaneous expandable…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

United States Takes Final Step to Join the Hague Agreement - Design Patent Law Changes to Take Effect May 13, 2015

In December 2012, Congress passed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act, which authorizes the United States to become a member of the Hague Agreement for the Registration of Industrial Designs (i.e., design patents). On…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

DePuy Synthes Announces Acquisition of Olive Medical

(Feb. 11, 2015) DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson company, announced its acquisition of Olive Medical Corporation in a press release. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to its website, Olive…more
| Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

AliveCor, Inc., Maker of Smart Phone-Based ECG Device, Receives FDA Clearance for Two New Algorithms that Provide Users Immediate Feedback

San Francisco-based AliveCor,Inc. recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the company clearance for two new algorithms for its Smart Phone-based ECG device, the AliveCor Heart Monitor and its…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Medtronic Completes Acquisition of Covidien for $49.9 Billion

(January 26, 2015) Medtronic announced today that it has finally completed its previously announced acquisition of Covidien. According to the press release provided by Medtronic, the “cash-and-stock transaction is valued at…more
| Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Garmin International, Inc. v. Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC – First IPR Decision Reviewed by Federal Circuit

On February 5, the Federal Circuit issued its first decision on an appeal of a final written decision of an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”). The decision addressed two outstanding questions of interest to IPR proceedings. First, the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

21st Century Cures Congressional Panel Unveils Medical Technology Proposals

On January 27, 2015, members of the House Commerce and Energy Committee unveiled a set of legislative proposals aimed at speeding up the development of new medical technology. The 21st Century Cures panel, a bipartisan…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

First Flexible Tip Ablation Catheter To Receive FDA Approval

St. Jude Medical, Inc. recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its FlexAbility Ablation Catheter for use by electrophysiologists to treat cardiac arrhythmia…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Issues an Opinion in 40 year Dispute over “Gore-Tex” Blood Vessel Graft Patent

(January 13, 2015)  The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s finding that W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (“Gore”) willfully infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,436,135 (“the ’135 patent”) .  The…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trademark Review | January 2015

Diageo Enforces Trade Dress Rights in its CROWN ROYAL Drawstring Bag - Diageo owns a registration for the mark CROWN ROYAL for whiskey. Diageo has sold its CROWN ROYAL whiskey in a purple drawstring bag for many years. …more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Review | January 2015

RAND Commitment Relevant to Damages - In ERICSSON, INC. v. D-LINK SYSTEMS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2013-1625, -1631, -1632, and -1633, the Federal Circuit affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part the district court’s judgment of…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Percentage increase of U.S. patents granted to Orange County companies in 2014 outpaces overall patent grants

Orange County companies were awarded 3,520 U.S. patents in 2014, which is an increase of 12.1% from 2013, and is about twice as many that were awarded in 2008. Originally published at OCTechInnovation.com on January 13,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property
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