December 26, 2018

Utilizing Examiner Interviews to Further Prosecution in Medical Device Patent Applications (Part 2 of 2)

An examiner’s interview can be immensely beneficial when working through patent prosecution at the USPTO for your medical device invention. But you are only going to get as much out of the interview as you are prepared to put into […]
December 21, 2018

Leveraging Examiner Interviews to Further Prosecution in Medical Device Patent Applications (Part 1 of 2)

One way that patent applicants and patent examiners can communicate about the prosecution of a medical device patent application is by conducting an interview with the examiner. Patent examiner interviews are common practice and are encouraged by the US Patent […]
December 18, 2018

Protecting Your Medical Device IP

It is an exciting time to be a part of the medical device technology sector. Cutting-edge innovations that improve the quality of patient care enter the market at breakneck speed, and competition is fierce. Advances in healthcare are being made […]
November 20, 2018

Copyright as an IP Protection Strategy for Medical Device Software

Software is frequently employed in medical device technologies. Since software code is written, and producing new software for medical devices requires some creativity on the part of the programmer, software code is usually eligible for intellectual property legal protections. One […]
November 5, 2018

Protecting AI Software IP in Medical Devices

The current state of the American healthcare system is stressed. Doctors hardly have any time to spend with their patients, it can be challenging for practitioners to detect serious conditions in the early stages from medical images, and many patients […]
October 12, 2018

How IP Assets Can Help Med Device Startups Raise VC Funding

Have you ever heard the expression, “you have got to spend money to make money?” It is often a necessity in entrepreneurship to invest in yourself in order to get others to invest in you and your business. But how […]
August 30, 2018

Market Clearance Searches for Medical Device Innovations

No one needs to reinvent the wheel and you shouldn’t waste valuable time, money and resources designing a “new” medical device that already exists. Before committing too much in terms of time and development budget dollars to a new medical […]
July 16, 2018

Making Statements Concerning Efficacy or Safety in Medical Device Patent Applications

When applying for a medical device patent, the application must describe and define what is often called the “inventive concept” of the invention. In addition, the application must describe this inventive concept in the claim(s) and avoid duplicating anything that […]
May 24, 2018

Types of Claims In Medical Device Patent Applications

In the US, assuming the statutory criteria are met, patents are granted by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to an inventor for his or her new invention. The patent grants exclusive rights for 20 years for the inventor […]
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