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Medtronic Completes Acquisition of Cardiac Mapping Company Affera

Medtronic recently announced that its acquisition of Affera, Inc. has been completed. The acquisition was previously announced to be for $925 million with a...

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Last week we highlighted the companies with the largest growth or decline in patents in 2021 (Patexia 140). Covering a period of five years, from... Read More »
Earlier this year, we published our Third Annual Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report. Based on this report, we identified the patent firms with the largest growth... Read More »
In my last post, I discussed the Supreme Court’s opinion in Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharms., holding Helsinn’s patent on a drug was invalid on the... Read More »
A pair of ongoing USPTO initiatives, Patents for Humanity and Patents 4 Patients, offer incentives that certain biotechnology patent applications may be eligible... Read More »
Written by Peter E. Heuser, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt In Nidec v. Zhongshan, the entire panel affirms a determination of obviousness but two judges question ... Read More »
Written by Scott Siera, Ph.D. and Michael L. Fuller Obtaining issued patents in the biotechnology space can be a challenge. Here is a list of ten patent... Read More »
Written by Hyeongsu Rick Park and Kerry S. Taylor, Ph.D. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) terminated a patent interference proceeding between the... Read More »
An Internet search using the term "provisional patent application" will bury you in ads by companies offering inventors a low-cost entry ticket to the U.S... Read More »
By Christopher Hall & Mike Gencarella Here is an argument we are using in response to rejections under 35 USC §101 that allege the claims are directed ... Read More »
Can boilerplate language describing possible variations to an invention ever impact validity of a patent?  Many software patents include standard... Read More »
By Chris Hall Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP Here is a technique for rapidly drafting claims, for a patent application.  This is a... Read More »
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