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Fed Circuit cancels skin cancer detection patent

US22-02-2021Rory O'Neill

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has cancelled claims of a Melanoscan patent covering methods of detecting skin cancer.

J&J reaches $6m settlement over counterfeit surgical tools

India, US09-02-2021Rory O'Neill

Johnson & Johnson has settled its case against Advanced Inventory Management, trading as eSutures, which it accused of distributing counterfeit and contaminated surgical tools.

WHO: 250 million COVID-19 tests to reach low-income countries


More than 250 million rapid COVID-19 tests will be made available for low and middle-income countries as part of a World Health Organization initiative to accelerate the global response to the virus.

Chinese doctor enjoined in trade secrets lawsuit

China, US26-01-2021Rory O'Neill

A US federal court has upheld a preliminary injunction against a Chinese doctor accused of stealing trade secrets from US heart device manufacturer AtriCure.

Federal Circuit agrees with PTAB in optical patent appeal


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a decision by the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board which centered on the validity of a patent for an ophthalmic illuminator.

Inventor wins $1.2m from Medcomp and Martech over infringed catheter device

US18-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Sister medical device companies, Medical Components and Martech Medical Products, are liable for $1.2 million after a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled that both infringed a patent covering the design of a handle on a medical device.

US customs seize 100k fake N95s from Hong Kong

Hong Kong, US18-01-2021Rory O'Neill

US customs officials at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York have seized 100,000 counterfeit 3M N95 masks imported from Hong Kong.

SCOTUS weighs future of assignor estoppel

US11-01-2021Rory O'Neill

The US Supreme Court will decide whether or not to maintain a legal doctrine which stops inventors who sell their patent rights from later claiming the patents are invalid.

Medline accuses competitor of confusing customers over COVID-19 PPE


A manufacturer of healthcare products including personal protective equipment has accused a newly incorporated company of trying to confuse consumers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boston Scientific and Nevro conclude patent dispute

US16-12-2020Sarah Morgan

Medical device company Nevro has agreed to drop a patent infringement suit which accused Boston Scientific of infringing patents related to spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy. 

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