Posts Tagged: medical device


Using Anonymous Third-Party Submissions to Advance Your Business Goals

A decent patent strategy starts with protecting your current commercial product.  A better patent strategy builds on this by not only considering what is, but what could …
By Peter Sleman
5 months ago 6

Intellectual Property Without Borders: How IP Protection for Low-Cost Medical Devices Improves Global Health

Because the production costs of these medical devices and pharmaceuticals are so high, millions of people around the world are unable to obtain necessary healthcare. For example, …

Swiss researchers make breakthrough in medical microrobot technology

ETHZ, one of the Swiss universities involved in the recent microbot breakthrough, received a patent in 2013 for a related technology. U.S. Patent No. 8405256, entitled Wireless Resonant …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Abbott Labs acquires large Alere patent portfolio in $5.8 billion deal, increasing diagnostic lineup

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) of Chicago, IL, is poised to surge ahead in the global point-of-care medical diagnostics industry by acquiring Alere Inc. (NYSE:ALR) of Waltham, …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

EsoGlove, developed in Singapore, applies robotics to hand and nerve rehabilitation

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a robotic glove designed to improve patient rehabilitation after injuries or nerve-related conditions that may have affected a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Texas Instruments maintains pace of innovation, focusing on signals and semiconductor devices

Texas Instruments has earned 825 U.S. patents through most of 2015, putting it on pace to perhaps slightly eclipse its 2014 totals. As the text cluster posted here shows …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Boston Scientific patents implantable devices for treating depression

The Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), officially headquartered in Marlborough, MA, is a developer and manufacturer of medical device products. Its devices are used in a diverse …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Panasonic invents – wireless charging to alternative energy solutions

Panasonic has patented some intriguing developments in the area of wireless charging systems, including one technology that encourages better heat dissipation in instances where large electrical loads …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Canon Seeks Patent on Battery Powered Mobile X-Ray Machine

Canon has been involved with developing X-ray technologies in the recent past, as we’ve profiled in our past coverage of this company’s intellectual property portfolio. …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Siemens Diverse Innovation: Medical Devices, Alternative Energy

Our featured patent application today discusses improvements to methods of ultrasound therapy in medical settings. Ablation therapies in this system would have better safeguards that keep a …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

GE Seeks Patent on Electromagnetic Surgical Navigation

We noticed a great deal of patent applications and issued patents pertaining to medical technologies. Today, we feature one application that discusses an improved system for detecting …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Johnson & Johnson: Recent Eye Care and Vision Innovations

Today, we feature one patent application that has a number of intriguing implications for visual care, especially related to corrective contact lenses. An application filed recently by …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Johns Hopkins Seeks Patent on Surgical Robot Systems

The medical research university is heavily involved with developments for medical diagnostics, as many of the following applications show. One patent application describes a system of searching …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

University Patents: Focus on the University of California System

One patent application discusses a solar collector that is low in price while providing sun tracking capabilities. Additionally, a number of applications and issued patents we cover …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

The Doctrine of Claim Differentiation: Who Got It Right in Retractable Technologies?

Whether the term “body” encompassed “multi-piece” structures became the crux of the claim construction issues in Retractable Technologies. The District Court for Eastern Texas, apparently applying the …
By Eric Guttag
7 years ago 11

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