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2014-07-29 08:33:16

TAIPEI, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Medical Corporation (Apex, TWSE: 4106), a leading player in the Respiratory Therapy and Pressure Area Care sectors, announces that it is appealing the judgment of the Regional Court of Munich in Germany that found the headgear of certain mask models infringe a ResMed patent. Apex notes that it has initiated invalidity challenges against various ResMed patents in major countries. Apex further reiterates its continuous efforts in...

2014-07-23 08:30:14

JENA, Germany, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Occlutech, a leading European developer of minimally invasive implants for therapy in structural heart disease, today announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the High Court of Justice in London, that invalidates AGA/St Jude's patent -EP0957773B1 in the UK. This decision is similar in effect to a decision obtained by the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office, (EPO), in...

2014-07-17 23:11:17

Copan’s attack was blown away by the District Court Düsseldorf. Guilford, ME (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 At an oral hearing on June 24, 2014 (case no. 4b 176/12), the Court made clear that Puritan’s HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swab products are flocked differently and do not have Copan’s claimed fiber arrangement. In addition, the Düsseldorf Court, often considered the most important European court for enforcement of patent rights, ordered Copan to reimburse...

2014-05-09 12:25:59

HAMM, Germany, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In December 2011, Align Technology filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ortho Caps GmbH (maker of orthocaps(R) aligners) asserting that Ortho Caps infringes five Align Technology patents (EP2263599, EP2263598, EP0989828, EP1369091, and EP1143872) with respect to the production and sale of orthocaps aligners. In response, Ortho Caps filed two invalidity lawsuits against two of the patents in dispute (German parts of...

2014-05-06 08:36:41

--PDL's Revolutionary Antibody Technology Provided Basis for Eight Successful Drugs Currently on the Market-- INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) today announced that two inventors of the company's patented breakthrough antibody technology have been named as a top-three finalist for the European Patent Office's highly prestigious 2014 European Inventor Award in the "Non-European Countries" category. The award, which is...

2014-04-21 12:29:58

FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acentia, a premier provider of technology and management solutions, today announced it was awarded a 1-year, $2.5-million contract by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The company will provide software design and development services to develop and implement Phase 2 of the Agency's Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) Database project. The CPC effort is a joint partnership between the USPTO and the European...

2014-03-21 08:22:46

DUBLIN, Mar. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l5qnzr/guide_to_formal ) has announced the addition of the "Guide To Formal Requirements of the EPO - A Course for Administrative Staff in the Patent Profession (London)" conference to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The Guide To Formal Requirements of the EPO course will take place on the 27th February 2014 at the Rembrandt Hotel,...

2014-03-06 04:22:27

BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Almost a quarter of all European patent filings originate from the US -- US patent filings in Europe grew by 2.8% to highest figure ever -- General Electric and Qualcomm biggest patent filers from the US -- US companies strongest in medical technology and IT sector -- EPO President Benoit Battistelli: "Europe is a premier hub of innovation." Patent filings at the European Patent Office (EPO) hit a new...

2014-03-06 04:20:11

BRUSSELS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - European Patent Office announces record numbers of patent filings and patent grants - UK applicants were granted 2% more European patents, but patent filings decreased by 3% over previous year - UK is ninth country at the EPO with 2% of total patent filings - Samsung tops company list at the EPO - Unilever, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce top three UK companies -...


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