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Patents

  • Gerald B. Halt
  • John C. Donch
  • Amber R. Stiles
  • Lisa Jenkins VanLuvanee
  • Brandon R. Theiss
  • Dana L. Blue
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Abstract

Patents can give a medical device company a key advantage over competitors. If the right patent protection can be obtained, it can keep your competitors out of the market space, while you develop and solidify your products and your brand. A patent may be granted for the invention of any new and useful process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter or any new useful improvement thereof. A patent gives a patent owner a bundle of property rights that grants the inventor the right to exclude others from making, using or selling the medical device invention as defined by the patent’s claims in the United States for a limited period of time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald B. Halt
    • 1
  • John C. Donch
    • 2
  • Amber R. Stiles
    • 3
  • Lisa Jenkins VanLuvanee
    • 4
  • Brandon R. Theiss
    • 5
  • Dana L. Blue
    • 4
  1. 1.United PlazaVolpe and Koenig, P.C. United PlazaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Volpe and Koenig, P.C.PhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Miramar BeachUSA
  4. 4.Facet Life Sciences, Inc.WayneUSA
  5. 5.Volpe and Koenig, PCPhiladelphiaUSA

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