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Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn focuses on patent preparation and litigation. He counsels clients in a wide variety of technologies, including:
· Medical Device: medical and dental instruments, implants, diagnostic
equipment, and communication and data systems
· Mechanical: automotive technology, sporting goods, kitchen
appliances, beverage containers, and toys
· Electronics: digital camera technology, mobile devices, GPS devices,
and sensor technology

Brian received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as the Secretary for the Intellectual Property Legal Society and as an Articles Editor for the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. Prior to his legal education, he received a Bachelor's Degree in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois.
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Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Abbott Medical Optics

Johnson & Johnson recently announced an agreement to acquire Abbott Medical Optics for $4.325 billion.  Abbot Medical Optics, a subsidiary of Abbot Laboratories, reported $1.1 billion in sales in 2015.  According to the press release,

FDA Issues Final Rule on Use of Symbols in Labeling

FDA Issues Final Rule on Use of Symbols in Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration published a Final Rule in the Federal Register revising labeling regulations for medical devices and certain biological products to allow for the use of symbols without adjacent explanatory text if certain

FDA Asks for Comments on Refurbishing and Servicing of Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register establishing a docket and requesting information and comments on third party entities that “refurbish, recondition, rebuild, remarket, remanufacture,

FDA Approves First App-Based Pacemaker Monitor

Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer based in Dublin, Ireland, recently announced FDA approval and U.S. commercial launch of its MyCareLink Smart Monitor, the first app-based remote monitoring system for implantable pacemakers.

Patent Appeals Board Denies Petition for Inter Partes Review of Medline Industries Patent

Patent Appeals Board Denies Petition for Inter Partes Review of Medline Industries Patent

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied a petition by C.R. Bard, Inc. requesting inter partes review of claims 1 and 2 of U.S. Patent No. 8,488,786, entitled “Catheter Tray, Packaging System, Instruction

Molex Acquires ProTek Medical

By Brian Flynn

On May 19, 2015, Molex Incorporated announced that Molex Ireland Holdings B.V. has acquired ProTek Medical Ltd.  According to the press release, ProTek Medical, based in Sligo, Ireland, specializes in cleanroom injection

Medtronic Settles Federal Lawsuit for $4.41 Million

On April 2, 2015, the United States Department of Justice announced that Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer based in Ireland, reached a settlement agreement with the United States government for $4.41 million over allegations

Four Mile Bay Sues Zimmer Holdings

Four Mile Bay Sues Zimmer Holdings

Four Mile Bay, LLC recently sued Zimmer Holdings, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.  The complaint alleges that Zimmer Holdings’ hip implants, such as the “Trabecular Metal Primary

EndoVention, Inc. Sues AngioDynamics, Inc.

EndoVention, Inc. Sues AngioDynamics, Inc.

EndoVention, Inc. sued AngioDynamics, Inc. in the Western District of Michigan on November 21, 2014.  The lawsuit alleges that AngioDynamics’ AngioVac™ Cannula and Circuit infringes U.S. Patent No. 5,908,435