Intellectual Property
Jul 10, 2016
Heraeus vs Biomet Heraeus Kulzer GmbH alleged in December 2008 that Biomet, Inc. and Biomet Europe BV, and other subsidiaries misappropriated...
Jul 10, 2016
RTI vs Becton Dickinson Retractable Technologies, Inc. (RTI) brought a case against medical device giant Becton Dickinson (now BD) in June 2007. The...
Jul 10, 2016
Arthrex vs Smith & Nephew It's a stretch to call Arthrex small, since the orthopedic company is one of Florida's largest private companies with...
Jul 10, 2016
Here are five instances of small companies that brought patent challenges against medtech giants—but did it pay off?   Patents and technical know-how...
Jun 29, 2016
The Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law in May filled a gap in existing law and allows companies to protect their trade secrets across state lines and...
May 19, 2016
Edwards Lifesciences prevails in a lawsuit involving the transcatheter mitral valve replacement company it acquired and that startup's competitor. ...
Apr 27, 2016
Patent trolls aren't only a U.S. phenomenon. Two legal experts discuss why nonpracticing entities have impacted medical device companies doing business in...
Mar 07, 2016
A recent case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld certain patent owner rights. A patent law expert explains why medical device...
Jan 25, 2016
What's in a name? A lot, when it comes to naming your new medical device. Here is an expert's advice on trademarks for medtech companies. Josh Gerben...
Dec 02, 2015
Intellectual property may not be the most sexy topic to an entrepreneur with the next killer idea for a product, but without it, the idea will die a quick,...