Archive for March, 2012

From Tongue Depressors to Pacemakers – Patenting a Medical Device

Since its inception in 1790, the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued over 8 million patents. A significant number of those were for medical devices. When you think of the term medical device, a number of things come to mind such as pacemakers, ventilators, and defibrillators. Each is a complex, advanced machine that required significant research and development and some level of skill ... Read More