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  • Patent Appeals Board Denies Petition for Inter Partes Review of Medline Industries Patent

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") denied a petition by C.R. Bard, Inc. requesting inter partes review of claims 1 and 2 of U.S. Patent No. 8,488,786, entitled "Catheter Tray, Packaging System, Instruction Insert, and Associated Methods," with a listed assignee of Medline Industries, Inc. Figure 14 of the '786 patent is reproduced below. The PTAB construed the claim term "reveal" ...
  • Allergan Announces Plans to Acquire Oculeve for $125 million + Milestones

    Allergan recently announced that it has agreed to buy Oculeve in an all-cash transaction.  The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015.  Press releases state that Allergan will pay Oculeve $125 million upfront, and that  Allergan will also pay Oculeve additional commercial milestone payments that are related to Oculeve's lead development project. According to press releases, O ...
  • Medtronic Announces Plans to Acquire RF Surgical Systems for $235 Million

    Medtronic has agreed to acquire RF Surgical Systems Inc., for $235 million, according to a report by Nasdaq.  According to the news article, Medtronic plans to incorporate RF Surgical's surgical sponge tracking and detection technology “as part of its Surgical Solutions division within the Minimally Invasive Technologies Group." The article further states that RF Surgical's "proprietary ...
Conferences
  • Sep

    17

    SYNAPSE 2015

    Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI)

    September 17 - 19, 2015

    Phoenix, AZ

    A workshop event taking medtech ideas from mind to matter. Synapse is more than just an event, it is a combination of education and resource sponsors designed to light a fire under new medical technologies. In addition to a wealth of education, participants have the opportunity to reach prototype, patent pending application and vetted business […]

  • Oct

    12

    TCT 2015 – Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics

    October 12 - 16, 2015

    San Francisco, CA

    Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the world’s largest educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For over 25 years, TCT has been the center of cutting-edge educational content. TCT showcases the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research. Our longstanding commitment to lifesaving innovation translates into improved patient care.

  • Nov

    02

    Vascular InterVentional Advances (VIVA)

    Wynn Hotel

    November 02 - 5, 2015

    Las Vegas, NV

    VIVA is the premier global, multidisciplinary course for vascular intervention and medicine. For the past 11 years, VIVA has defined excellence in professional education by offering attendees an innovative, provocative, and balanced educational experience, enhanced by the use of technology and electronic interaction between participants and faculty experts.