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  • Protecting Your Inventions, From Idea to Marketplace

    This is part one of a series of articles that will present the three big issues in IP: Do you own it? Can you protect it? Do you have the freedom to practice it? In this article, we will set the context and explore common issues involving that first question: Do you own it? Part one is published in the March 2014 edition of Endovascular Today, and the full version of the article is available he...
  • Medtronic Announces Invalidation of Edwards Spenser European Heart Valve Patent

    (March 6, 2014)  Medtronic, Inc. announced in a press release that the European Patent Office (EPO) has invalidated European Patent Number EP2055266B1 (“the ’266 Patent”) assigned to Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.  The ’266 Patent, entitled “Implantable Prosthetic Valve,” states that the invention “relates to a valve prosthesis for cardiac implantation or for implantation in other...
  • FDA Issues Updated Guidance for Pre-Submission Program

    On February 18, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued the Final Guidance “Requests for Feedback on Medical Device Submissions: The Pre-Submission Program and Meetings with Food and Drug Administration Staff” (the “Guidance”).  On February 26, 2014, the FDA held a webinar regarding the Guidance and presented slides discussing some of its key provisions (a transcript of ...
  • May


    2014 MDMA Annual Meeting

    Hyatt Regency Washington

    May 14 - 16, 2014

    Washington, DC

    MDMA’s Annual Meeting will cover key issues impacting the United States’ leadership position in med tech innovation, and how we can all help shape the regulatory and legislative agendas. This year’s meeting will provide

  • May


    OCTANe Technology Investor Forum (TIF)

    Hotel Irvine - Jamboree Center

    May 22 - 22, 2014

    Irvine, CA

    OCTANe’s Technology Investor Forum (TIF) is the evolution of VC in the OC and is the largest investment, high growth, and innovation conference in Southern California. With nearly 1,000 attendees, hundreds of companies, and dozens