Intellectual Property
Oct 17, 2014
Ethicon's Harmonic Ace+7 Covidien won the latest battle in its patent war with Ethicon Endo-Surgery today when the U.S. District Court for the...
Oct 01, 2014
 By Tom KraMer Brainstorming is taking lots of heat lately.   Some suggest that “out loud” brainstorming favors the bold or other...
Sep 18, 2014
Historically, the United States has been at the forefront of innovation in the life sciences. And yet there appears to be evidence that the dominance the...
Jul 10, 2014
The decision may further narrow the situations where patent holders may assert a claim of induced infringement in the medical device space.  By Jeremy...
Jul 09, 2014
Medical device companies will have to pay more attention during patent procurement to precisely defining their inventions. By Jeremy Lowe   On June 2,...
Jun 24, 2014
Ethicon's Harmonic Ace+7 Shears  Last month, Ethicon Endo-Surgery launched the newest iteration of its Harmonic Ace+ shears, the Harmonic Ace+7 with...
Jun 18, 2014
Patent assertion entities or patent monetization firms—sometimes called patent trolls—have been wreaking enough havoc in the high-tech world that...
Jun 17, 2014
A list of national student design competitions that emphasize innovative medical devices and technologies.    What’s Next? 9th Annual...
Jun 17, 2014
 By Jay R. Goldberg and Phil Weilerstein   The 2014 BMEidea competition winners at the MDEA ceremony. [image via NCIIA] National student...
May 16, 2014
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a record number of patents for medical devices in 2012 (the latest year for which statistics are available...