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  • Evaluating Freedom to Operate

    This article is part three of a series that presents the three big issues in intellectual property: Do you own it? Can you protect it? Do you have freedom to practice it? The first two parts of this series appeared in the March 2014 and April 2014 editions of Endovascular Today. The full version is published in the June 2014 edition of Endovascular Today, and is available for download here. A...
  • Wright Medical Technology Files for Inter Partes Review of Orthophoenix Patents

    On June 6, 2014, Wright Medical Technology, Inc. ("WMT") filed first and second petitions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of both U.S. Patent No. 6,440,138 ("the '138 Patent") to Reiley et al., and U.S. Patent No. 6,863,672 ("the '672 Patent") to Reiley et al.  According to the '672 Patent's New Application Transmittal at page 9, the '672 Patent is a divisio...
  • Organovo Forms Partnership with University of Queensland to Print Human Kidney Tissue

    The government of Queensland, Australia recently announced a partnership between San Diego-based Organovo and UniQuest, the commercialization arm of the University of Queensland.  According to Organovo's website, the company "design[s] and create[s] functional human tissues using [its] proprietary three-dimensional bioprinting technology."  According to Invetech's website, Invetech and Organovo...
Conferences
  • Oct

    21

    OCTANe Medical Device & Investor Forum

    October 21 - 22, 2014

    Orange County , CA

    OCTANe’s Medical Device & Investor Forum (MDIF) is the leading medtech industry conference in the West. It’s where industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors come together in the nation’s most dynamic medical device environment

  • Nov

    04

    Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA)

    Wynn Last Vegas

    November 04 - 7, 2014

    Las Vegas, NV

    VIVA Physicians is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the field of vascular medicine and intervention through education and research.

    Since 2003, VIVA Physicians has held an annual multidisciplinary vascular education

  • Nov

    12

    NASS 2014

    Moscone Center

    November 12 - 15, 2014

    San Francisco , CA

    This is truly a one-of-a-kind meeting, where spine care professionals from around the globe will share the latest information, innovative techniques and procedures, best practices, and new technologies. The Annual Meeting provides a