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Medical Device Regulation

Patent Troll Lawsuits Rare In Device Industry, But May Increase, Attorneys Say

Patent attorneys suggest lawsuits from firms that buy up device patents purely to pursue litigation, which appears to have occurred recently with Medtronic’s kyphoplasty patents, may become a more common occurrence.

Medical Device Intellectual Property

Medtech Start-Up Financing Strategies: Where’s The Money?

Despite the dire headlines, VCs are still investing in medtech start-ups, although the deals are becoming fewer and later stage. Start-ups looking for funding have to be more creative and look beyond traditional sources of funding, according to a discussion by six European venture capitalists speaking at the IN3 meeting in Dublin in April 2013.

Medical Device Europe

Medtronic Goes Trolling? Kyphon Patents Are Basis Of New Suits, But Not From Medtronic

Recently incorporated Orthophoenix, which shares the same Dallas address as IPNav, a company that provides “full-service patent monetization,” is suing six device firms for infringement of the Medtronic kyphoplasty patents it recently acquired.

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