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  • Inter Partes Review Requested for MiMedx Tissue Graft Patent

    Tissue Transplant Technology Ltd. and Human Biologics of Texas Ltd. ("the Petitioners") recently filed a petition with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,597,687 (“the ’687 Patent”).  The petition states that the ’687 Patent is owned by MiMedx Group, Inc. (“MiMedx”). According to the USPTO Assignment Database, the ’687 Patent ...
  • Federal Circuit Upholds $35 million Infringement Award to KFx Medical

    (January 20, 2015) KFx Medical Corp.'s $35 million patent infringement award against Arthrex, Inc. was upheld by the Federal Circuit. KFx’s lawsuit alleged that Arthrex’s SutureBridge and SpeedBridge devices infringed U.S. Patent No.7,585,311, 8,109,969, and 8,100,942, each entitled “System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone.” Figure 1 from the '311 patent is reproduced below: ...
  • Bills to Repeal Medical Device Excise Tax Introduced

    Congressman Erik Paulsen (R., Minn.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) recently introduced bills H.R. 160 and S.149, respectively.  Both bills are part of an effort to repeal the 2.3% excise tax on medical device manufacturers and importers imposed by the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare.  Guidance from the IRS on the medical device excise tax can be found here. Wher...
Conferences
  • Feb

    10

    30th MD&M West Conference

    Anaheim Convention Center

    February 10 - 12, 2015

    Anaheim, CA

    Delve into the latest challenges and opportunities that are impacting medical device design & manufacturing with the 2015 MD&M West Conference. Hear from the industry’s brightest and gain valuable insights that will help

  • Apr

    29

    2015 MDMA Annual Meeting

    The Liaison Capitol Hill

    April 29 - May 1, 2015

    Washington, DC

    Plan to attend Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)’s 2015 Annual Meeting in our Nation’s Capital, Apr 29th – May 1st, 2015. MDMA’s Annual Meeting will cover key issues impacting the United States’

  • May

    04

    The 10x Medical Device Conference

    Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

    May 04 - 6, 2015

    San Diego, CA

    Now in its 3rd year, 10x is the thought leaders forum for medical device execs and the annual meeting for the Medical Devices Group, the world’s largest medical device community.

    The 10x Conference limits participation to 200 guests