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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.

ResMed and Fisher & Paykel settle patent disputes

New Zealand, US22-02-2019

American medical device maker ResMed and New Zealand-based competitor Fisher & Paykel have agreed to settle a global patent dispute over medical devices.

J&J to buy surgical robotics company for $3.4bn

US18-02-2019Mergers & acquisitions

Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to strengthen its robotics programme with the addition of Silicon Valley-based Auris Health to its business.

EU court throws out dentistry TM application


The EU General Court has dismissed an appeal from German company Nemius Group against a decision to refuse registration for its ‘Dentaldisk’ mark.

Clarivate announces new Life Science Alliances programme


Global information company Clarivate Analytics has launched a “Life Science Alliances Program” to provide drug and medical device developers a new way to advance their research and development.

EU court rules on Swedish medical devices TM dispute

EU, Sweden07-02-2019

The EU General Court today upheld the decision to invalidate a trademark owned by Swemac Innovation, a Swedish medical devices company.

Chinese AI start-up opens R&D centre in Singapore


Chinese artificial intelligence start-up Yitu Technology has launched a new research and development centre in Singapore which will focus partly on applying the technology to medical diagnostics.

FDA approved record number of novel devices in 2018


A record number of novel devices were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2018, the federal agency has said.

Chinese national jailed for stealing medical devices tech


A US district court has sentenced a Chinese national to 27 months in federal prison for the theft of trade secrets from two American medical device manufacturers.

Fed Circuit upholds $23m win for spine surgeon against Medtronic


An appeals court has upheld a $23 million damages award for a spine surgeon, after a jury found that medical device company Medtronic had infringed two of his patents.

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