Tag Archives: Inventions

  • FDA-approved Device to Treat Obesity

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 34.9% of adults and 17% of children in America are obese. The gravity of obesity lies in the health issues that can result from the condition, such as stroke, type 2 diabetes and heart attack. Recently, the FDA approved the first device to treat diabetes since 2007. The new VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy is delivered through the Maestro Rechargeable System, a device manufactured by EnteroMedics in St. Paul, Min .. ... READ MORE

    By: Ayanna Flegler
  • US Software Patent Law Could Change Dramatically

    On March 31, 2014, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments for Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, a case that may decide when software inventions are patent eligible subject matter. The case has broad implications for the United States economy. Software is a critical component of products that make up much of the economy, and is integral to everything from automobiles to dating. The Supreme Court's decision could have profound implicat .. ... READ MORE

    By: Scott Thorpe
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