Italy-1421. An Italian inventor is about to make patent history.
Architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi was granted a patent on the manufacturing of a barge with a hoisting gear—a device that streamlined the transportation of marble. The patent resulted in Brunelleschi acquiring a three-year monopoly on the manufacturing and sales of the new barge. While monopolies are only celebrated today when you secure Park Place and Boardwalk, Brunelleschi revolutionized national and global business as his idea would influence society for the next 600 years—patenting your hard work and creative ideas is a profitable business decision.
The health care industry is moving forward so quickly it is hard to keep up, but companies like CVRx make us stop for a moment and tip our caps. Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MDDI), an online and print resource for original medical equipment manufacturing, honors a company every year as the Medtech Company of the Year. While CVRx did not win the editor’s choice crown, the readers picked CVRx for the prestigious title.
Patterson Thuente IP is proud to announce that Brad Pedersen has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Prior to being elected to the Board, Brad served as Chair of AIPLA's USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committee and as a member of the Legislative Committee. (more…)