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January 30, 2019

Last week, the Federal Circuit rendered an opinion in Barry v. Medtronic, in which Dr. Barry alleged that Medtronic induced surgeons to infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,670,358 and 8,361,121 both for "System and Method for Aligning Vertebrae in the Amelioration of Aberrant Spinal Column Deviation Conditions."

The patents relates to systems for correcting spinal column anomalies by applying force to multiple vertebrae at once.  The decision is an interesting one because of its detailed analysis of Dr. Barry's activities prior to applying for patent.


December 11, 2017

I have had the fortune of working with some brilliant and honest colleagues over the past few years, and I would recommend them without hesitation.  But, when you spend enough time in any industry, you hear certain horror stories.  As with any group, there will always be some bad apples, and it is often difficult for a client or inventor to judge the quality of his patent attorney's work product.  I will try to shed some light on this issue.  Here are ten reasons to fire a patent attorney.

1.  Your patent attorney...

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