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The New Surge of Medical Patents

According to a recent online article at Law.com, the United States Patent and Trademark Office is issuing medical patents at double the rate it did two decades ago. Although 35 U.S.C. 287(c) still prohibits infringement lawsuits against doctors performing patented medical activities, with medical patents issuing at the record rate of 100/month and doctors negotiating billion dollar patent settlements for infringement of their patents, the huge upward trend in the filing of medical patents does not appear to be leveling off any time soon.

Brett Trout

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