Archive for the ‘Drafting Medical Technology Patents’ Category
This Minnesota Grandmother Invented a Medical Device with Stuff Around the House
If you think you need to be an engineering or medical professional to invent a medical device, this story will change your mind. A Minnesota grandmother and part-time customer service worker named Shawn Sisco invented a device that prevents a common problem caused by Foley catheters. The tube of the Foley catheter has been known to bend or twist, abrading the skin of its user. It happened t... Read More
Inventor Regrets Decision to Not Patent Her Handwashing Device as Pandemic Grips Our Planet
The current pandemic outbreak has forced some inventors to lament their lack of will in getting their ground breaking ideas patented in the years prior to the outbreak. This includes an enterprising medical scientist, Veronica Beckeo who previously came up with the idea for buckets fitted with taps for handwashing everywhere. The crafty device is perfectly suited for far-flung rural areas wh... Read More
Caution! The Dangers of Improperly Filed Medical Device Patents
Your Simple Medical Idea Could Be Worth Millions!
Tomorrow’s millionaires (and billionaires!) are not the ones with the most real estate, physical equipment or assets but the ones with the innovative ideas or what we eloquently call “Intellectual Property”. Think about well-known medical apps or software that you use such as Uber or Airbnb. Uber does not own any vehicles; Airbnb does not own any hotels. Yet both of these compani... Read More
Does “Leapfrog” Innovation Exist In The Medical Device Sector?
NO, concludes a recent report by Qmed, adding that it’s increasingly defined by incremental improvements from medical device companies hampered by financial constraints as hospitals downsize operations and request device discounts. “In the past, it was commonplace for device makers to charge substantially more money for new products that only had minor improvements over the previous-genera... Read More