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Mayer Brown | European Union | 15 Nov 2018

Europe - No Supplementary Protection Certificate for Medical Devices … At Least for Now

On 25 October 2018, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled on the Boston Scientific case (Case C-527/17) and decided that medical devices may not…
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Bristows | European Union, Germany | 30 Oct 2018

One More Piece in the SPC Puzzle - Medical Devices with Ancillary Substances Authorised under Article 1(4) of the Medical Devices Directive Do Not Qualify for an SPC

On 25 October 2018 the CJEU published their latest judgment on the application of the SPC Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 469/2009). The question…
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William Fry | European Union, Germany | 25 Oct 2018

ECJ issues Decision on SPCs for Medical Devices

On 25 October 2018 the ECJ handed down decision (C-527/17) responding to a preliminary ruling request from the German Federal Patents Court regarding…
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Slaughter and May | European Union, United Kingdom, USA | 24 Sep 2018

Remedies for Patent Infringement in the Medical Sector

Patent monopolies in the medical sector have always been controversial, with the need to promote and fairly compensate innovation on the one hand, and…
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Knobbe Martens | USA | 28 Aug 2018

Boston Scientific Buys Venous-Stent Maker VENITI

Boston Scientific recently announced an agreement to acquire privately-held VENITI, Inc. for $160 million. According to the press release, VENITI…
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Oblon | USA | 18 Jun 2018

Decs, Slides, and Video[tape]: Utilizing non-patent literature in IPR

In Medtronic, Inc. v. Barry (2017-1169 and 2017-1170), the Federal Circuit (Circuit Judges Taranto, Plager, and Chen, decision authored by Judge Chen…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 7 Jun 2018

The English Court Grants Carve-Out Preliminary Injunction Where No Alternative Treatment Available

Arnold J’s judgment in Edwards Lifesciences LLC v Boston Scientific SCIMED, Inc and others [2018] EWHC 1256 (Pat) handed down on 24 May 2018…
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Baker McKenzie | United Kingdom | 31 May 2018

Update - Key UK Court decision on the meaning of "defect" in the Product Liability Directive

The claimants in the most high profile product liability group action currently before the English courts have failed to prove that the hip implants…
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Bristows | United Kingdom | 4 Apr 2018

Cross my heart

Wise readers will know that when it comes to matters of the heart, it is often best not to interfere. Indeed, the Court of Appeal in its recent…
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Knobbe Martens | USA | 16 Feb 2018

Boston Scientific Announces Agreement for Investment & Acquisition Option with Transcatheter Annuloplasty Ring Developer Millipede, Inc.

Global medical device company Boston Scientific has announced on January 24, 2018, an agreement to make a $90 million investment in privately-held…
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