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Trademark Review | March 2015JD Supra (press release)Playdom, Inc. filed a petition to cancel Couture's mark, arguing that the registration was void because Couture did not use the mark in commerce as of the date of the application. Couture originally filed for the mark “PLAYDOM” in 2008 using a screen …
Federal Circuit Review | March 2015JD Supra (press release)In IN RE CUOZZO SPEED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, the Federal Circuit held it lacks jurisdiction to review the Patent Office's decision to institute inter partes review. Garmin petitioned the Patent Office for inter partes review of three claims from Cuozzo's …and more »
FDA Issues Guidances for Medical Device-Related Apps and SystemsJD Supra (press release)The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently issued guidance on an array of medical device-related software and systems. A first guidance for ”Data Systems and Imaging Devices” issued on February 9, 2015, and contains nonbinding ...and more »
Draeger Medical Systems Files For Declaratory Judgment Against My HealthJD Supra (press release)On March 19, 2015, Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. (“Draeger”) filed a Declaratory Judgment action against My Health, Inc. (“My Health”). The complaint alleges that My Health sent a cease and desist letter to Draeger that accused Draeger of infringing U …
Alert - Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) DevelopmentsJD Supra (press release)Addressing two new issues in the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), the Northern District of California issued an order, on summary judgment, dismissing claims by Amgen that would have delayed Sandoz's bid to market a biosimilar ...and more »
Punitive Damages Awarded in J&J Transvaginal Mesh LawsuitJD Supra (press release)Reuters recently reported that a California state court jury (in the case of Perry et al v. Luu et al, Superior Court of the State of California, Kern County, No. 5-1500-CV-279123) awarded $5.7 Million to plaintiff Coleen Perry for injuries allegedly …
Medical Device Industry Organizations Support STRONG Patents ActJD Supra (press release)(March 3, 2015) Mark Leahey, President and CEO of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), issued a statement regarding the Support Technology and Research for Our Nation's Growth (STRONG) Patents Act of 2015. According to the bill, ...and more »
Heraeus Medical Components to Acquire NeoMetricsJD Supra (press release)In a press release issued March 18, 2015, Heraeus Medical Components, a global business unit of Heraeus Holding GmbH, announced that it will acquire NeoMetrics, Inc. According to the press release, Heraeus Medical Components has executed a share ...
Apple's ResearchKit Turns iPhones into Medical DevicesJD Supra (press release)Apple recently released ResearchKit, an open-source software platform that allows scientists to gather medical data using an individual's own iPhone. According to The Asian Age, the new platform allows iPhone users to easily and voluntarily join …and more »
FDA Issues New Rules for Testing of Reusable Medical DevicesJD Supra (press release)The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced its tougher new requirements for testing reusable medical devices. According to the FDA's News Release, the new rules are “aimed at helping device manufacturers develop safer reusable ...and more »
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