The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in the World of Medical Devices

Attorney: James R. Love
November 20, 2018

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is a hot topic in the world of medical devices. This summer, at the MedTech conference in Philadelphia, IoMT was the word on everyone's lips. No wonder, as a recent report by Allied Market Research predicts that IoMT will be a $136.8 billion market by 2021.... Read more

IP Strategies for Medical Device Technologies: Be Your Own Incubator

Attorney: James R. Love
October 26, 2018

James Love co-edited a medical device book titled "IP Strategies for Medical Device Technologies: Be Your Own Incubator".... Read more

Enforceability of Medical Procedure Patents Under 35 U.S.C. § 287(c)

Attorney: James R. Love
July 30, 2018

Unlike many other countries, medical procedures are not per se unpatentable in the United States. This comes with a major caveat, specifically, 35 U.S.C. § 287(c) bars a medical procedure patent owner from enforcing the patent, by obtaining an injunction, monetary damages, and attorney fees, against a medical practitioner and a related health care entity based on the medical practitioner's performance of "a medical activity" (§ 287(c)(1)).... Read more

Medical Device Start-ups: Things to Consider Regarding Intellectual Property

Attorney: James R. Love
March 23, 2018

Oblon recently participated in the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona (https://www.autm.net/2018-annual-meeting/home/). This conference draws over 1700 tech transfer professionals to discuss licensing and IP issues in the context of technology transfer. This year, at the AUTM meeting, a pitch and play venture competition was held where several start-up companies pitched their business opportunity for a chance to be awarded a cash prize.... Read more