Posts Tagged ‘patent’

Medical Device Patent News of the Week

Medical Device Patent News The latest news in medical device patents includes technological advances in cardiac care. Seimens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. has patented a new medical ultrasound pressure gradient measurement. This measurement is used to better serve cardiac specialists in quantifying and monitoring varying activities and anomalies of the heart. Additional strides have been made by Me... Read More

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

Biggest Medical Device Trends of the Next 10 Years – Part Two

In part one of this article, we talked about obesity and heart disease…two growing trends in America that will require new and innovative medical devices. You can read this article here Medical Device Trends Part One. Today, we will look two more large-scale health issues that will require new technology, innovation and patents. Medical Device Patents and Diabetes Coming in as the... Read More

The Biggest Medical Patent Opportunities for the next 100 years?

A few years back a friend of mine had surgery on his knee to repair a torn ACL (the main ligament in the knee). They put him under. Two hours later when he woke up there were three tiny incisions – no more than half an inch long. Today, you can’t even see the scars. Twenty years ago surgeons would run a scalpel from the top of your thigh halfway down your shin. And this scar would be v... Read More

Worst Medical Patent of the Century?

Most medical patents help you get healthier and as a medical device patent attorney, I take a special interest in news and commentary relating to medical and dental patents.  I came across this one medical patent, however, that allegedly killed thousands of people, many of them women and children. Imagine the following scenario… You step onto a harmless looking machine. On top of t... Read More