Free report: Emerging patent thickets and standards in the medical devices and telehealth space

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Competition is fierce in the medical devices market and one way that companies try to protect themselves is by creating ‘patent thickets’ (technology areas that are densely populated by patents referring to a similar technology) to make it difficult for other companies to encroach on ‘their space’. A free 121 page PDF report surveying this in relation to medical devices and telehealth is available from CambridgeIP (sponsored by the UK Intellectual Property Office). Download from the following page: May 2011: Emerging patent thickets and standards in the medical devices and telehealth space – Innovation, market dynamics and policy options in cross-over technologies.