Archive for the ‘Medical Device Patenting News’ Category

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

How Patents Took Center Stage in the Battle for a Nobel Prize in MRI

MRI Patents Using a powerful magnetic field to safely photograph the inside of the human body and help with cancer detection is arguably one of the greatest achievements in human medicine.   It’s also a major source of controversy when considering the invention of the MRI, the patents that supported it, and the Nobel Prize accorded to two inventors around the turn of this century. When Paul Lauterbur and ... Read More

How Plastics and Intellectual Property Protection Have Reshaped the Orthodontic Medical Device Sector

Plastics, Clear Braces, and Patents I recently tipped my hat to one of the greatest inventors of the 20th Century, Dr. Leo Baekeland, The Father of Modern Plastics whose initial invention, Bakelite, led to  the development of over 15,000 industrial products, uniquely shaping events in the medical device sector, including how business leaders tackle intellectual property concerns and patents. Nowhere is this intersection of plastic... Read More