Tag Archives: Medical Device

PTO Expands the Scope of the Immunotherapy Pilot Program

The PTO’s Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Project, begun in 2016, has been deemed a success. It permitted an applicant claiming a method to treat cancer using immunotherapy to file a petition to accelerate issuance of the first Examination Report. When the … Continue reading

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Synthes v. Spinal Kinetics – When “Structure” is Not Enough

  A guest post from Domenico Ippolito of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Synthes USA, LLC v. Spinal Kinetics, Inc., 2013-1047, -1059, (Fed.Cir. Oct 29, 2013) concerns a medical device patent, but addresses issues common to all patents.  The primary … Continue reading

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