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Neovasc adds two co-inventors to heart valve patents


Medical device company Neovasc has added two co-inventors to three of its patents, settling a dispute with a competitor, Edwards Lifesciences.

FTC approves Fresenius’s $2bn acquisition of NxStage Medical


The US Federal Trade Commission has issued a final approval of Fresenius Medical Care’s $2 billion acquisition of medical device company NxStage Medical.

EU court rejects Medrobotics TM appeal


Massachusetts-based Medrobotics has failed to convince the EU General Court that its trademark for ‘See More. Reach More. Treat More.’ should be registered.

Stanford sues Natera over transplant testing patents


Stanford University has accused genetic testing company Natera of infringing two patents that cover a non-invasive method of testing if transplanted organs are being rejected.

EU court backs medical device company over EUIPO


The EU General Court yesterday, March 20, annulled a European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) decision and handed a trademark victory to Spain-based Prim.

National Cancer Institute’s director named as acting FDA chief


The Trump administration has named Ned Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, as the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) acting commissioner.

Novartis fails to secure ‘smart’ TM for contact lenses


Switzerland-based Novartis today, March 12, failed to convince the EU General Court that its ‘Smartsurface’ trademark should be registered for contact lenses.

USITC to investigate blood separation devices


The US International Trade Commission has instituted an investigation into certain blood separation and cell preparation devices.

USITC investigating dental scanners for alleged patent infringement

Denmark, US28-02-2019

The US International Trade Commission has begun an investigation into whether a Danish company’s dental and orthodontic scanners and software infringed an American company’s patents.

Immunity can’t protect university from patent challenge: Fed Circuit


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday rejected the University of Florida’s argument that its sovereign immunity protected a patent from section 101 scrutiny.

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