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USPTO denies Edwards' MitraClip patent challenge

US21-01-2020Edward Pearcey

The US Patent and Trademark Office has denied an inter partes review petition from Edwards Lifesciences, which argued that certain claims relating to Abbott’s MitraClip mitral valve repair device are unpatentable.

HLK adds medical devices expert to Bristol office

EU16-01-2020Rory O'Neill

Haseltine Lake Kempner has added Jo Deas as a partner to its chemistry and life sciences team, effective January 20.

NYU cardiologist sues Apple over heart-monitoring tech

US02-01-2020Rory O'Neill

A New York-based cardiologist is suing Apple over the tech that allows the Apple Watch to detect irregular heart rhythms.

J&J to acquire Verily stake in Verb Surgical

US23-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Johnson & Johnson has announced its plan to acquire the remaining stake in Verb Surgical, its robotics venture with Alphabet-owned Verily.

Medtronic sued over artificial heart valves

US06-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Medtronic, the world’s largest medical devices company, is facing a patent infringement lawsuit over its line of artificial heart valves.

US court dismisses infringement, allows trade secret theft claims against Nevro

US28-11-2019Saman Javed

A US district court has partially granted medical devices maker Nevro’s motion to dismiss patent infringement claims against the company by a competitor, Boston Scientific.

DLA Piper hires Arnold & Porter counsel

US27-11-2019Sarah Morgan

DLA Piper has strengthened its San Francisco office with the addition of a former Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer counsel.

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.

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