March 22, 2013
By Orion Armon, IP Litigation practice group, Cooley LLP
Since 2009, medical device companies obtained permanent injunctions in 80 percent of cases in which courts ruled on post-trial motions for injunctive relief. The medical device injunction win rate was ten percentage points higher than the win rate for patent owners in other technology areas.
Beginning in 2001, companies began filing large...
May 15, 2012
About 12 years ago engineers at IBM began to sketch out an idea for a weight loss application that rewarded employees for eating healthy food, according to a recent report in the New York Times. The article follows the story of the patent IBM secured late last year for this long-awaited healthy eating rewards application.
One important detail that the Times seems to have missed is that within a...
June 9, 2011
Wireless and mobile technologies don't just appear to be shaking up the medical device industry; according to new studies, there's some real evidence backing these claims up.
A recent report from British research organization CambridgeIP found that a whopping eighty-nine percent of the more than 4,700 global patents for heart-rate monitors have some sort of wireless component, as do seventy-one...