mobile health patents

By Jonah Comstock July 21, 2016
Another day, another digital heath patent invalidated by the courts. After an International Trade Comission judge invalidated Jawbone patents in May and a federal judge invalidated American Well patents in June, now another ITC judge has nixed a number of Fitbit patents, likely on the same grounds. Bloomberg broke the news. Those closely following the sprawling legal drama of Fitbit and Jawbone...
By Jonah Comstock May 2, 2016
An administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission has ruled that the two Jawbone patents Fitbit was accused of infringing upon are ineligible and invalid. Judge Dee Lord went deep in her 25-page summary judgement, which among other things, invoked 17th-century diarist Samuel Pepys. As regular readers of MobiHealthNews know, the ITC conflict is part of a constellation of legal...
By Jonah Comstock January 15, 2014
San Diego-based Dexcom, a maker of continuous glucose monitors, has filed for a patent for a system that would integrate a smartphone with a Dexcom device, detailing some of the features such a device might have. "The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide...
By MHN Staff 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...
By MHN Staff October 23, 2012
By Orion Armon, IP Litigation practice group, Cooley LLP Until now, the mHealth industry has experienced relatively few patent infringement conflicts, and little or no litigation instituted by non-practicing entities. But these trends may be disrupted within the next few years.  Companies in the medical device, computer, networking, and communications industries are all patenting in the mHealth...
By Brian Dolan September 11, 2012
San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies announced this week that it had secured a US patent in late August that covers its methodology for mobilizing physiologic data to smartphone, tablets, and other devices. AirStrip's core product has been its mobile patient monitoring platform, which it offers to large healthcare facilities, but the company claims the patent impacts consumer-facing mobile...
By Brian Dolan May 1, 2012
This week Robert Bosch Healthcare announced that it had come to an agreement with Waldo Networks, one of the companies that Bosch had sued over patent infringement this past January. The company sued three makers of remote home health monitoring technology -- MedApps, ExpressMD, and Waldo -- claiming that the competitors infringed on patents for Bosch’s Health Buddy system. "Bosch Healthcare is...
By Neil Versel 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...