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Allyson Brown
Allyson Brown
Allyson Brown is an associate in our Orange County office. She specializes in intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and litigation related to medical devices and biotechnology. During law school, she served as an Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.
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PTAB Holds Orthophoenix Patent Claims Invalid

PTAB Holds Orthophoenix Patent Claims Invalid

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) recently issued Final Written Decisions in two inter partes reviews filed by Stryker Corporation regarding two related Orthophoenix, LLC patents – U.S. Patent Nos. 7,153,307 (the ’307

Lombard Medical Acquires Altura Medical

Lombard Medical, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired Altura Medical.  Lombard is an Irvine, California-based medical device company that makes devices for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Sorin-Cyberonics Deal Gets US Antitrust Clearance

Sorin S.p.A. and Cyberonics, Inc. recently announced that the waiting period required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 for their pending merger has ended.  In February, the two companies announced an

FDA Approves Ebola Treatment Protocol Using Aethlon Hemopurifier®

San Diego-based Aethlon Medical, Inc. recently announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of its Aethlon Hemopurifier® bio-filtration device in a clinical protocol for Ebola treatment. 

Organovo Forms Partnership with University of Queensland to Print Human Kidney Tissue

The government of Queensland, Australia recently announced a partnership between San Diego-based Organovo and UniQuest, the commercialization arm of the University of Queensland.  According to Organovo’s website, the company

Edwards Secures Preliminary Injunction Against Medtronic

On April 11, 2014, according to a press release, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware issued a preliminary injunction barring Medtronic, Inc. from selling its CoreValve TAVI product to most new customers in the U.S.  This

Orthopaedic Hospital Sues DePuy Orthopaedics on Polyethylene Implant Technology

On February 24, 2014, Orthopaedic Hospital filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  The complaint alleges that DePuy’s AOX Antioxidant Polyethylene

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Enters Agreement to Acquire PreCision Dermatology

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced this week that it has entered an agreement to acquire PreCision Dermatology, Inc.  According to Valeant’s announcement, Valeant will pay $475 million in cash initially,

I.C. Medical, Inc. Sues ConMed Corporation

I.C. Medical, Inc. Sues ConMed Corporation

On January 6, 2014, I.C. Medical, Inc. filed a lawsuit against ConMed Corporation in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.  The complaint alleges that ConMed’s GoldVac® electrosurgical pencils infringe U.S.

Atom Medical Files for Inter Partes Review of Draeger Infant Incubator Patent

Atom Medical Files for Inter Partes Review of Draeger Infant Incubator Patent

On November 27, 2013, Atom Medical International filed a petition with the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 7,335,157, owned by Draeger Medical Systems. The Petition seeks review of Claims

FDA Releases Guidance on Medical Apps

There seems to be a mobile app for just about everything now.  Among the multitude of apps available are an increasing number of medical apps.  In response to this growing trend, the FDA has issued a final guidance document for developers

SafeStitch Medical to Merge with TransEnterix

On August 14, SafeStitch Medical, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to merge with TransEnterix, Inc.  According to the press release, SafeStitch is a publicly traded medical device company based in Miami, and its

Smiths Medical ASD, Inc. Sues Rocket Medical plc on Embryo Replacement Catheter Technology

Smiths Medical ASD, Inc. Sues Rocket Medical plc on Embryo Replacement Catheter Technology

On July 3, 2013, Smiths Medical ASD, Inc. sued Rocket Medical plc in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Smiths Medical’s complaint alleges that Rocket Medical’s embryo replacement catheters

AngleFix Tech, LLC Sues Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

AngleFix Tech, LLC Sues Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

On June 10, 2013, AngleFix Tech, LLC sued Wright Medical Technology, Inc. in the Western District of Tennessee. AngleFix’s complaint alleges that Wright Medical’s plate and screw systems for bone fixation infringe U.S.

scPharmaceuticals Announces Partnership with Sensile Medical on a Diuretic Minipump for CHF

scPharmaceuticals LLC announced today a strategic partnership and product development agreement with Sensile Medical Holding AG under which the companies will collaborate on a new treatment option for patients with heart failure. 

ABL Medical Launches SilvrSTAT® in U.S.

ABL Medical, LLC has announced the official launch of its SilvrSTAT® Antibacterial Wound Dressing Gel in the U.S.

According to the press release, SilvrSTAT® is based on the company’s patented nano-molecular silver technology and has

FDA Approves TouchPACS Imaging Software Suite

DMH International announced today that its subsidiary, Touch Medical Solutions, Inc. (TMSI), has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for TMSI’s “TouchPACS” medical imaging