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USITC begins Olympus patent probe

US05-11-2019Rory O'Neill

The US International Trade Commission is investigating certain endoscopic devices after a German medical devices company accused Japanese optical products manufacturer Olympus of patent infringement.

EPO upholds validity of eye transplant patent

EU31-10-2019Rory O'Neill

Lawyers representing Italian medical devices company iVis Technologies have welcomed a decision of the European Patent Office to confirm the validity of one of the company’s patents, and are now pressing ahead with infringement claims against a German rival.

LSPN 19: PTAB and ‘languishing’ STRONGER Act on 2020 agenda

US22-10-2019Sarah Morgan

While the next Alice or Mayo is unlikely to be handed down next year, there are many slightly less “revolutionary" developments likely to crop up in 2020, according to Charles Larsen, partner at White & Case.

Qrons licenses 3D printing tech from Dartmouth Uni


US biotechnology company Qrons has obtained a world exclusive licence for IP related to 3D printable materials in the fields of human and animal health from Dartmouth University.

University can’t invoke state immunity to avoid venue transfer: Fed Circuit

US06-09-2019Sarah Morgan

State sovereignty principles don’t give the Board of Regents of the University of Texas the right to bring a lawsuit in an improper venue, according to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

FTC demands Boston Scientific divest business amid $4.2bn deal

US08-08-2019Sarah Morgan

The US Federal Trade Commission is requiring medical device maker Boston Scientific to divest business, as part of a settlement resolving antitrust charges related to its acquisition of UK-based healthcare company BTG.

Eversheds opens San Diego office

US22-07-2019Sarah Morgan

Eversheds Sutherland has continued its expansion in the US, with the opening of a San Diego office and the addition of three IP litigators.

Medical laser makers settle microneedle dispute

US18-07-2019Rory O'Neill

Massachusetts-based medical laser company Candela and Israeli medical devices manufacturer Lumenis have settled all outstanding patent litigation between the two parties.

Fed Circuit rejects Stanford DNA test appeal

US11-07-2019Sarah Morgan

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday, July 10, handed victory to researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in a case involving a foetal testing patent.

USITC investigates import of surgical staplers


The US International Trade Commission has opened a section 337 investigation into the import of reload cartridges for surgical staplers, which allegedly infringe a US company’s patents.

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