Posts Tagged ‘Medical patent’

Medical Device Patent News of the Week

Medical device patents continue to show the full range research and technology are having on modern medicine. The latest patent approvals include those that affect imaging, cancer fighting therapy, treatment of life threatening aneurysms and interbody devices. Positron Corporation has received medical device patent approval for their semiconductor detector. This medical device is used to map coord... Read More

Discussion on the Gene Patent Debate

The questions surrounding gene patenting are many and varied. Is it ethical? Is it legal? Is it wise? Who owns our genes? Will the patenting of genes result in increased medical costs and limited access to specific DNA sequences? Will it create barriers to medical testing and research? What is to be made of the argument that genes, like plant life, are products of nature and cannot be invented?

Medical Patent Device Drives Video Game Evolution

Here is a tried-and-true way to increase your chances of success with your patent. First, take something that is working in one field. Next, add a little twist that will make it a success in another market. Sometimes this is as easy as wrapping cardboard around a coffee cup and coming up with a new insulator (yes, that is patented). Other times the technology is not quite as obvious in its applica... Read More

New Shape to An Old Medical Patent

For decades heart surgeons have used stents to prop open veins and arteries after angioplasty surgery. Now, a new medical patent aims to help keep the “flow” open in other areas of the body as well. Allium Medical Solutions Ltd. – developer and manufacture of site-specific stents – has just been granted a patent by the Japanese Patent Office for stents used to treat enlarge... Read More

Medical Patent Stories of the Week

Time’s Up for Patents on Drugs Pharmaceutical companies are facing a wave of patent expirations starting this year through 2014. Exacerbating the problem is new competition from generic drugs…and…shrinking new drug approvals from the FDA. Full story here – Pharmaceutical Company Patents Expiring Patenting Issues to Blame? Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces execution ... Read More