Archive for the ‘Patenting Medical & Dental Products, Processes & Software’ Category
In recent years, patenting medical techniques has become a recent trend, with major technological advances attributed as the major contributing factor. According to a recent article on http://www.medgadget.com, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office confirms an increase in medical/surgical method patent applications. They’re not the only ones noting this trend, however. Tresa Baldas of the National Law Journal reports that she, too, has noticed a surge among those in the medical field seeking patents for techniques and not just devices. I expect this trend will continue, as patenting techniques has significant potential as a return on Investment. Fellow patent attorney Eric Raciti of Cambridge, MA agrees, feeling that method patents are becoming “the bread and butter” of patents in the medical community. I look forward to seeing where medical innovations will take us.
Medical technology patent litigation between Palomar Medical Technologies and Alma Lasers has been resolved. According to an article in send2press.com, Palomar is equipped with an exclusive license for hair removal patents in U.S, which are owned by General Hospital Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. Depending on the license agreement terms, Alma Lasers was provided a nonexclusive license by MGH and Palomar. The terms are in comparison to those that have been agreed to by other licensees of these particular patents. The patents also include medical aesthetic device companies, like Cutera and Cynosure. After a period of nine years, Alma Lasers will be paying a 7.5% on-going royalty rate to Palomar on the hair removal products. Alma has also agreed to some trade dress concessions, which includes the Aria and Harmony product lines that are scheduled to be implemented over the next six months. Alma is however, certain that these trade dress modifications will be making a minimum impact
Medical Product Patent From Veridien Presents Its Viraguard Series Of Ready-To-Use Antimicrobials And Disinfectants
A medical patent by Veridien Corporation has brought forth the next generation of its patented Viraguard chain of ready-to-use disinfectants and antimicrobials for dental, medical and institutional markets. According to an article in send2press.com, Viraguard that has been introduced about a decade ago is known to offer a highly effective and environmentally compatible solution for disinfecting hard nonliving surfaces. This is done under Viraguard’s EPA disinfectant registration. It is also famous as a safe and effective hand sanitizer and as an OTC antimicrobial product under its FDA drug listing. The formulation of the patented Viraguard makes use of Isopropanol (Isopropyl Alcohol) in its best concentration, which is combined with other ingredients. This abides by both the FDA and EPA requirements, as it does not need residue producing or harmful chemicals, like Phenol, Quaternary Ammonium, Chlorine, or Glutaraldehyde. Viraguard is suitable for use in hospitals, ambulances
In the last century, we’ve witnessed colloidal silver and silver nitrate being used extensively in the medical field. Invision International plans to capitalize on this and has obtained a U.S. Patent for their "Ionic Silver Complex" technology according to an article at send2press.com. Invision International is a pioneer in the field of ionic silver use in humans and has patented the technology in New Zealand and Australia. Additionally, patents are pending in Japan and Europe. Jay Newman, President of Invision International says that the patented technology symbolizes a giant leap in the internal delivery of silver ions within the human body. He further adds that citrate is the perfect carrier for the effective delivery of silver ions for human use, and that is why it has been chosen as an integral component within the patented technology. The claims of Invision’s patent are broad in scope, so they will be able to leverage their technology against a
For those susceptible to vomiting, the newly patented Red E. Bag provides discreet relief. Stylish, small, and designed to look like a small clutch handbag, travelers, pregnant women, and cancer patients have found comfort in Red E. Bag when the unavoidable happens. According to an article at send2press.com, it features a removable black plastic liner, which opens wide and can hold up to a half gallon of liquid. Additionally, there is a zippered pocket on the front for tissues and mints. Inventors Jodi and Jim Carr of As We Grow, LLC. announced they will donate ten percent of its October retail sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
According to a U.S. Trade Representative, the United States is trying hard to balance the requirements of the poor and developing countries who face ongoing medical emergencies and the rights of U.S. pharmaceutical patent holders. It’s a tough balance to strike. Disputes between certain U.S. pharmaceutical companies and the governments of Brazil and Thailand demonstrate the need for flexibility and an open dialogue. It is not always possible for developing countries to purchase patented drugs at standard prices; therefore, the U.S. government has introduced some flexibility within the medical patent protection under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. Medical patents that deal with malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis are most effected.
UVSolutions‘ catheter site disinfection system acquired a medical equipment patent recently. This system gives safe and effective protection keep patients free from infection, as reported in an article in www.send2press.com. The product developed by UVSolutions is a novel system that significantly reduces colonization of microorganisms around the catheter site and comes as a relief to catheter site infections that are the most commonly acquired infections. Infections of this type are known to affect one out of twenty patients and are responsible for more deaths than the combination of accidents and homicides. The disinfection system consists of a battery operated, palm-sized, germicidal ultraviolet device, which is placed over the catheter site and expels a single flash of UVC light through a proprietary dressing. The catheter site disinfection system offers an instant and painless method to prevent the buildup of microorganisms around the catheter site.
Medical equipment patenting by LCD technology is moving into hospital patient rooms. According to an article in www.send2press.com, Paradigm Multimedia is now providing various screen size options to beat out competitive models that have inherent limitations. Before the offering of the new product from Paradigm, which is a patented tuner interface box (HT22E), the hospitals were mainly limited to a 20-inch LCD TV. With the invention of the new product, hospitals are now able to select an LCD monitor of any size for controlling the television functions, making use of a standard hospital pillow speaker. With the HT22E, Paradigm is now offering a low price and superior quality consumer LCD that provides entertainment satisfaction and also meets the health care LCD TV standards. The technology works by a signal from a satellite or cable system, which is received by the HT22E tuner and then sent to the LCD via composite video.
Ginacor, Inc. has patented and is now ready to market its HealthStep bathroom device for enabling effective bowel elimination. An article at send2press.com reports that Ginacor, Inc. has also received the approval of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). HealthStep helps a person eliminate with less effort and is a blessing for all who are suffering from hemorrhoids, constipation, bloating, and other acute forms of bowel disorders. Following doctor recommendations (not to mention common sense) that the best posture for eliminating bowels is the squatting position, this simple invention follows the squatting tradition. Ginacor is based in Seattle, WA. HealthStep is an anatomically engineered device that has precisely angled foot rests for positioning the body for complete elimination and at the same time maintains the convenience and comfort of the modern toilet. The medical product also reduces the pressure in the anal and rectal veins, opens the pelvic area, straightens the colon,