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House Committee Passes Innovation Act – Medical Device Group Expresses …JD Supra (press release)The Innovation Act (H.R. 9), a patent reform bill introduced this congressional session, received bipartisan support in a 24-8 positive vote by the House Judiciary Committee on June 11, 2015. The bill is now scheduled to proceed to the full House of ...
Acelity Reported to Plan $1 Billion IPOJD Supra (press release)San Antonio, Texas based medical device company Acelity LP Inc. is reported to be considering an initial public offering that could raise up to $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. Acelity has reportedly tasked J.P. Morgan Chase & Co …
Federal Circuit Review | June 2015JD Supra (press release)In Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., No. 13-896, the Supreme Court held a good-faith belief a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced infringement. Commil sued Cisco, claiming Cisco had induced others to infringe Commil's patent by selling ...and more »
Molex Acquires ProTek MedicalJD Supra (press release)On May 19, 2015, Molex Incorporated announced that Molex Ireland Holdings B.V. has acquired ProTek Medical Ltd. According to the press release, ProTek Medical, based in Sligo, Ireland, specializes in cleanroom injection molding and cleanroom device ...
VertiFlex Announces FDA Approval of Superion Interspinous Spacer SystemJD Supra (press release)(May 26, 2015) VertiFlex, Inc., announced that it has been granted pre-market approval by the FDA for its minimally invasive treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, the Superion Interspinous Spacer System. This approval comes after a successful 470 …and more »
Trademark Review | June 2015JD Supra (press release)In an earlier precedential decision, the TTAB held there was a dichotomy in the standard for determining whether an applied-for mark was generic, depending on whether the mark was a phrase or a compound term. The TTAB took the position that it had to ...
IP Group Of The Year: Knobbe MartensLaw360 (subscription)Knobbe Martens exclusively handles intellectual property matters and boasts about 275 lawyers who helped the firm achieve a string of successes during 2014. Managing Partner Steven Nataupsky said the fact that the firm has only handled IP matters since ...
Sequenom case leaves pharma confused over patent lawIn-PharmaTechnologist.comUS intellectual property (IP) rules and a string of recent court cases are reducing the types of inventions pharma companies can patent, and “calling into question entire portfolios,” says a specialist lawyer.and more »
MAPLE Business Council Brings Attention to Canadian & American National …Business Wire (press release)“Since our launch announcement in May, we have welcomed leading organizations such as the IP law firm, Knobbe Martens Olson and Bear LLP, global franchising consulting firm, Edwards Global Services, and Canadian & U.S. media services firm, ...and more »
Knobbe Martens Boosts LA Office With Ex-St. Jude CounselLaw360 (subscription)Law360, New York (February 20, 2015, 2:40 PM ET) -- Intellectual property law firm Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has bolstered its Los Angeles office by adding a former St. Jude Medical Inc. chief patent counsel and product development executive as a ...
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