August 12, 2013
Cardiocom's Diabetes Management System.
Minneapolis-based implantable medical device maker Medtronic has acquired Chanhassen, Minnesota-based Cardiocom, a remote patient monitoring and disease management company, for $200 million in cash. As the Wall Street Journal reported, this acquisition represents a diversification for Medtronic, from it's core offering of implantable medical devices to...
February 20, 2013
Global telehealth vendor Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems announced a partnership with GreatCall, which offers mobile health and personal safety technology for seniors. The goal of the partnership is to "develop and market an innovative line of mobile telehealth and mHealth solutions," according to a release from the companies.
"The partnership combines Bosch's evidence-based telehealth solutions...
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...
September 11, 2012
With the latest news this week that another major player in mobile health has won what appears to be an important patent, it seemed like a good time as any to review and follow-up on recent patent happenings.
Perhaps the biggest IP story that we've been following over the course of the year has been Robert Bosch Healthcare's patent infringement lawsuit against three other home health monitoring...
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...
May 19, 2010
The American Telemedicine Association's 2010 event in San Antonio, Texas just wrapped up yesterday. Here's a roundup of deals, studies and product launches from the event:
Two-thirds of US care providers use telehealth: Health care delivery in the US will change dramatically as care providers adopt telehealth technology, according to a new report conducted by Intel and released at the ATA 2010...