Archive for the ‘Medical Device Patenting News’ Category

Listen Carefully, Inventor

Littman Stethoscope Few can argue that nothing imbues more  trust and credibility into an approaching doctor than  the sight of the mythical stethoscope that hangs loosely around his neck, symbolizing 257 years of medical evolution including some important patents along the way. While historians will mark 1761 as a key year in which the value of chest percussion was identified in Vienna, others will remind us of ov... Read More

Groundbreaking Wheelchair Medical Device Wins Patents in United States, Canada and Japan!

A recent medical innovation in the wheelchair sector demonstrates an inventor’s keen understanding of the power of patents to protect a groundbreaking idea and lay the foundations for financial success. Matt Mackenzie, a Nova Scotia entrepreneur has successfully received patents in the U.S., Canada and Japan for Paraglide, an automated wheelchair repositioning device, acknowledging it will take ... Read More

Lessons To Be Learned in a Medical Device Inventor’s Journey

Pressure monitoring method and apparatus patent Sometimes medical device inventors need to travel back in time to analyze earlier innovators who have crossed the divide from being a dreamer to becoming a successful patent holder with regular annuities and royalties from their invention.   But even when success strikes, its duration may be short lived offering us valuable lessons for those who follow similar paths. Such is the case when examin... Read More

New Medical Device: Restoring Sight to the Blind

An intersection of far-sighted government regulation and American entrepreneurship is accelerating interest in an innovative medical device that offers promising hope for up to 6 million people suffering from partial blindness. An electronic brain implant or bionic eye developed by Second Sight utilizes a pair of glasses equipped with cameras and external processors  to relay electrical pulses to... Read More

Portable Ultrasound Device Ushers in a New Generation of Medical Device Patents

Portable Ultrasound Patent We are living in an age of disruption with the medical device sector on the verge of being seismically altered with the next wave of phone-enabled applications that include a handheld ultrasound probe from Butterfly Networks that offers a radical new future for the way we treat patients with cancer or knee injuries. We cannot understate the dramatic opportunities available to medical device invent... Read More