Archive for 2006

Will Medical Patent Turn Tobacco into a Hero?

According to an article at, the institute extracts solanesol for its use in combating cancer and cardiac conditions?of all things. It's interesting to consider which tobacco is more responsible for: causing cancer or curing it?

Pharmaceutical Giant Stalls Medical Patent for Roche’s Micera

It's nice to see the little guy win when it happens, but maybe what this story really tells us is--when it comes to medical patents (or any patent for that matter) size doesn't matter. But, being first does.

Biotech Medical Patent Up For Auction

If you are interested in securing an existing medical patent, IPAuctions has one ‘for sale.’ Sedum Laboratories, Inc.’s founder has recently passed away, and the company has decided to sell its primary patent for Ionically Formulated Biomolecule Microcarriers (USPTO Reg. # 6,645,525). The patent covers a cost-efficient drug delivery technology that can "encapsulate and relea... Read More

Explosive growth in medical technology patent filings – US leads

According to the WIPO Patent Report, 2007 Edition, Worldwide filings of patent applications have grown at an average annual rate of 4.7% since 1995 to a total of more than 1.6 million in 2005. The growth rate is comparable to the overall increase in economic activity over the same period. Patents granted worldwide have increased at an average annual rate of 3.6% to about 600,000 in 2005. At the en... Read More