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Medtronic acquires Intersect ENT, sells Fiagon to Hemostasis LLC as required by FTC

USA - May 18 2022 On May 13, 2022, Medtronic, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Intersect ENT, Inc. The transaction was only able to gain approval of…

FDA Draft Guidance for Fostering Medical Device Improvement Using the Voluntary Improvement Program

USA - May 12 2022 On May 5, 2022, the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) issued draft guidance regarding the FDA’s Voluntary Improvement Program…

FDA Publishes Draft Medical Device Cybersecurity Guidance Amidst Continued Cybersecurity Concerns

USA - May 5 2022 On April 08, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft cybersecurity guidance document for medical devices, titled Cybersecurity…

Niazi’s Patent Survives on Appeal: Federal Circuit Reverses In Part Lower Court’s Decision

USA - April 13 2022 On April 11, 2022, Niazi Licensing Corporation (“Niazi”) succeeded in part in its appeal at the Federal Circuit in Niazi Licensing Corporation v. St…

Becton Dickinson’s PureWick Wins Patent Infringement Suit Against Stryker’s Sage Products Related To Female External Catheters

USA - April 6 2022 PureWick Corp., a Becton Dickinson company, succeeded in its infringement lawsuit PureWick Corp. v. Sage Products LLC. PureWick’s lawsuit alleged…

Cancer Drug Patent Not Dead Yet

USA - March 31 2022 Last Friday, ImmunoGen won an appeal at the Federal Circuit in ImmunoGen, Inc. v. Hirshfeld. The lawsuit is a civil action to order…

Surgeon wins $20M jury verdict against DePuy Synthes for Infringement of Knee Prosthesis Patents

USA - March 29 2022 Rasmussen Instruments, LLC (“Rasmussen”) won a $20M jury verdict against DePuy Synthes (“Depuy”), a part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices…

Osteoconductive Filament Developed for 3D Printed Implants

USA - March 21 2022 “No other application field showcases more the classic advantages of 3D printing, such as individualization or design freedom, than medical…

Federal Circuit Reverses District Court’s Decision Based on On-Sale Bar (Junker v. Medical Components, Inc.)

USA - March 10 2022 On February 10, 2022, in Junker v. Medical Components, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Eastern District of…

Researchers Develop Blood Clot Test Based on Single Drop of Blood

USA - March 3 2022 The University of Washington announced that a team of researchers has developed a prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) blood…