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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

US01-02-2021

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

US21-01-2021

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

US24-12-2020

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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