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Jessica Achtsam
Jessica Achtsam
Jessica Achtsam is an associate in our Orange County office.

She practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and patent portfolio management in the medical device and biotechnology fields. Ms. Achtsam currently represents clients in a variety of technologies, including wound care devices and methods, ophthalmic devices and methods, and other medical device related technologies.

Before attending law school, Ms. Achtsam worked in research and development for Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. (now Myriad RBM, Inc.) in the area of biomarker testing development. During law school, Ms. Achtsam served as the Volume 20 Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal.

Boston Scientific closes acquisition of TAVI device company, Symetis

On March 30, 2017, Boston Scientific announced an agreement to acquire Symetis SA, a privately-held Swiss company focused on minimally-invasive transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) devices, for $435 million in cash.

The acquisition

Orthofix secures option to acquire eNeura for $65 million

Orthofix secures option to acquire eNeura for $65 million

On March 31, 2015, Orthofix International N.V. announced it entered into an 18-month option agreement to acquire eNeura, Inc. Orthofix’s website states that the focus of the company is on “improving patients’ lives by providing

Boston Scientific to acquire the Interventional Division of Bayer AG

According to a Boston Scientific Corp. press release from May 15, 2014, the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Interventional Division of Bayer AG for $415 million. The transaction is expected to close in the

Smith & Nephew and ArthroCare $1.7 Billion Merger Moving Forward

On March 14, 2014, according to a press release, Smith & Nephew plc announced the early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, for the proposed merger of ArthroCare

LifeCell acquires Adipose Grafting technology from TauTona

On January 27, 2014, according to a press releaseLifeCell Corporation acquired adipose Tissue Injector (aTI) technology for improved fat grafting procedures from the TauTona Group, a medical device incubator based in Menlo Park,

Medtronic Acquires Surgical Site Infection Developer TYRX for $160 million

Medtronic Acquires Surgical Site Infection Developer TYRX for $160 million

According to a Medtronic press release, Medtronic is acquiring TYRX, Inc. for an initial payment of $160 million plus potential future milestones. According to TYRX’s website, TYRX  is the developer and manufacturer of “innovative,

Zimmer files for Inter Partes Review of Knee Replacement Patent

Zimmer files for Inter Partes Review of Knee Replacement Patent

On October 30, 2013, Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and Zimmer, Inc. filed a petition with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 7,837,736, assigned to Bonutti Skeletal Innovations, LLC.

The ‘736

St. Jude Medical Acquires Endosense

On August 19, St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced the acquisition of Endosense SA.  The press release notes that St. Jude Medical has made an initial payment of approximately $170 million with additional cash payments of up to $161 million contingent

Techne Corporation to acquire 100% ownership of Bionostics Holdings Limited

According to a company press release, Techne Corporation has agreed to acquire a 100% ownership stake of Bionostics Holdings Limited and its operating subsidiary Bionostics, Inc. for $104 million in cash.

The press release identifies

Cynosure Completes Acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies

Cynosure, Inc. announced last week the completion of its acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.  According to the press release, Palomar was purchased in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $287 million.

Cardiocom files for Inter Partes Review of University of Rochester’s Patient Monitoring and Treatment Patent

Cardiocom files for Inter Partes Review of University of Rochester’s Patient Monitoring and Treatment Patent

Cardiocom, LLC, filed a petition last Friday with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of claims 1-9 of University of Rochester’s U.S. Patent No. 6,612,985.

The ‘985 patent is entitled “Methods