Category Archives: Intellectual Property

A whole new world

Five years ago this month my byline began appearing on the pages of Medical Device Daily. When I first joined the MDD staff in October 2006 I knew very little about this industry. It was like moving to a new…

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Patent reform in search of respect

We who scribble for a living find it easy to go off on those who do not, and today’s bulls-eye is on the patent reform bill recently signed into law, the America Invents Act of 2011. One of the interesting…

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Top Five Things to Watch for in 2011

In the world of diagnostic and therapeutic devices, 2011 has already been a busy year, but a third of the year remains. There are still numerous developments that will trigger cheer and jeers, depending on where you sit. This is…

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Patent reform: All aboard, the train has left the station

The U.S. House of Representatives is expecting a vote this week on its patent reform bill, but unlike passage of the Senate bill, the House bill has to deal with a potentially crippling conflict. This conflict was set up by…

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Quoth the [Patent Reform] Maven; Nevermore?

(For those who wonder whether Congress will ever pass a patent reform bill, we offer the following with a tip o’ the hat to Edgar Allan Poe….) Once upon a mid-day dreary, While I pondered dazed and bleary, O’er forgotten…

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First-to-file vs. first-to-invent: Which patent system would be better for the U.S.?

Patent reform legislation has been in the news quite a bit the past few weeks in the U.S., with both chambers of Congress working on legislation that could affect the way patents are currently registered. The U.S. patent system is…

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