Posts Tagged: medical processes


Samsung innovates in gene therapies and 3D content display

There have been signs that Samsung is trying to wind down its operations in its medical device businesses, but we found plenty of patent applications filed with …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Univ. of California Invents: From Video Games to Treating E. coli

We’ve found an intriguing assortment of innovations in medical and industrial fields, and even the video game industry, coming out of these academic institutions. The featured …
By Steve Brachmann
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 years ago 1

Prometheus – What are We to Make of All This?

From this perspective, (and setting aside considerations of novelty or obviousness) one might conclude that, rather than claiming some methods with reference to anything that looks like …
By Charles Gorenstein
8 years ago 3

A Matter of Patent Law Despotism: The Nonsensical Reasoning in the Supreme Court’s Mayo Collaborative Services Decision Part 2*

Those supporting the reasoning in Breyer’s opinion repeatedly “crow” that Mayo Collaborative Services was a 9-0 decision. But the fact that 9 technologically-challenged Justices reached a unanimous …
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 58

Eviscerating Patent-Eligibility of Drug Testing Methods: The Nonsensical Reasoning in the SCOTUS Prometheus Decision*

Well, Justice Breyer, the writer of the dissenting opinion in Laboratory Corp. v. Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., finally got his wish. Writing the opinion for a unanimous Supreme …
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 34

Killing Industry: The Supreme Court Blows Mayo v. Prometheus

The sky is falling! Those who feel the Supreme Court's decision in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. is terrible are right, although many won't likely …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 144

Supreme Court Tackles §101 in Mayo v. Prometheus

This was a very interesting discussion, although I was surprised at how little Bilski was mentioned. Although the hearing did digress on some tangents, the Justices’ questioning …
By Ryan Chirnomas
8 years ago 3

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Mayo v. Prometheus

All in all it seemed to me that the majority of the court seemed more skeptical about the Mayo position and more supportive of the Prometheus position. …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 20

Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Rader Rules in Utramercial that Breadth and Lack Specificity Does Not Make Claimed Method Impermissibly Abstract*

Some will undoubtedly view the Chief Judge’s basis in Ultramercial for distinguishing the ruling in CyberSource as being “slight of hand” and using “mirrors,” but it …
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 25

Diagnostic Testing in the Wake of Bilski v. Kappos

Now that the Supreme Court has vacated and remanded both the Classen and Prometheus decisions, the Federal Circuit must revisit these issues. For Prometheus, the decision may …

Bilski Arguments Complete at the US Supreme Court

At 2pm ET on November 9, 2009, Chief Justice John Roberts gaveled the session to a close announcing that the case had now been submitted. The arguments were good, …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 47