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.
Haseltine Lake Kempner has added Jo Deas as a partner to its chemistry and life sciences team, effective January 20.
A New York-based cardiologist is suing Apple over the tech that allows the Apple Watch to detect irregular heart rhythms.
Johnson & Johnson has announced its plan to acquire the remaining stake in Verb Surgical, its robotics venture with Alphabet-owned Verily.
Medtronic, the world’s largest medical devices company, is facing a patent infringement lawsuit over its line of artificial heart valves.
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 has strengthened its San Francisco office with the addition of a former Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer counsel.
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.
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.
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.