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FDA Science Chief Reports Quicker Medical Device Clinical Trial Approvals

In a speech in Cambridge on December 11, 2014 (which was reported on in an article in the Boston Business Journal), Dr. Bill Maisel- the science chief of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s center to oversee approval of…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Stryker Sues Zimmer For Patent Infringement

Stryker Corp. and Stryker Sales Corp. sued Zimmer, Inc. and Zimmer Surgical, Inc. in the Western District of Michigan on November 21, 2014. In its complaint, Stryker alleges that Zimmer’s “TotalShield Surgical Helmet System“…more
| Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal in Sandoz v. Amgen under Traditional Jurisdictional Grounds and Declines First Opportunity to Interpret the Biosimilars Act

In the first Federal Circuit case involving the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA” or “Biosimilars Act”), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed Judge Maxine E. Chesney’s (N.D. Cal.) dismissal…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

US and EU Regulatory Agencies Approve $43B Medtronic & Covidien Merger US and EU Regulatory Agencies Approve $43B Medtronic & Covidien Merger

Med Device Online reports that Medtronic has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and EU’s European Commission to merge with Covidien. Also according to Med Device Online, the companies had to agree that…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

New York District Court Dismisses Biosimilar Applicant’s Declaratory Judgment Action for Lack of Jurisdiction

In a recent lawsuit between a biosimilar applicant and a patent owner, Judge Paul A. Crotty (S.D.N.Y.) relied on Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., 3:13-cv-02904-MMC (N.D. Cal. Nov. 12, 2013) to deny declaratory relief for the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Bonutti Skeletal Innovations Sues Globus Medical

Bonutti Skeletal Innovations, LLC brought a patent infringement suit against Globus Medical, Inc. in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on November 19, 2014. The lawsuit alleges that several of Globus Medical’s spinal spacer…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Design Patents Update

In This Presentation: - Part I: Design Patent Overview ...Apple v. Samsung ...What is a Design Patent? ...Differences Between Utility and Design Patents ...Ins and Outs of the Specification ...Benefits &…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

California Healthcare Institute Releases 2015 California Biomedical Industry Report

The California Healthcare Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP have released their 2015 California Biomedical Industry Report describing industry trends through 2014. The CHI report highlights the continued strength of the…more
| Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Federal Circuit Finds Antares’ Patent Claims Invalid for Failure to Satisfy the “Original Patent” Requirement Federal Circuit Finds Antares’ Patent Claims Invalid for Failure to Satisfy the “Original Patent” Requirement

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s denial of Antares Pharma, Inc.’s (“Antares”) motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin Medac Pharma, Inc. and Medac GMBH…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trademark Review: Nationstar, L.A.M.B., and Cinderella (November 2014)

Post Bose: The TTAB Cancels a Registration on the Ground of Fraud - Nationstar opposed an application for NATIONSTAR filed by an individual named Mujahid Ahmad. Nationstar claimed Mr. Ahmad committed fraud on the U.S…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Review - November 2014

Japan Airlines Activities For US Government Cannot Infringe - In IRIS CORP. v. JAPAN AIRLINES CORP., Appeal No. 2010-1051, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision to dismiss due to a conflict of laws. IRIS owns a…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Guides Patent Owners on Motions to Amend

The Board recently added an order in Corning Optical Communications RF, LLC v. PPC Broadband, Inc., IPR2014-00441, to its list of Representative Decisions on Motion to Amend on the Board’s web site. The decision outlines in…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Essential Medical, Inc. Successfully Completes First in Man Studies for MANTA Large Bore Vascular Closure Device

Essential Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company aiming to create and commercialize new vascular closure devices for femoral punctures after cardiac catheterization procedures, announced that it has successfully…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Why We Need Our Patent System: Masimo, Orange County’s Shining Example

Did you ever wonder how people can call for the end of our patent system? The answer is simple. They have no experience with great inspiring inventors. We at Knobbe Martens have the honor of frequently working with great…more
| Intellectual Property

Patent Update for IT and Biotech Companies: New Pieces to the Patent Puzzle

In This Presentation: - PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER: LIFE IN SOFTWARE/IT AFTER ALICE CORPORATION V. CLS BANK (AND OTHER RECENT 101 DECISIONS) - A Brief History with respect to Software and Biz Methods -…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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