US Patent Office Updates Appeal Procedures In Wake Of Arthrex Decision
The interim process allows review of patent board verdicts by the director of the patent office either at the director’s initiative, or upon request of an involved party.
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For Second Time This Month, Medtronic Announces Class I FDA Recall Related To HeartWare System Component
Medtronic, Baxter and BD are all facing recalls, with Medtronic finding yet another issue with HeartWare HVAD systems. Separately, the FDA put a Baxter respiratory device recall into Class I, and BD announced a recall on intraosseous devices.
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