Published in Medical Patent Law Weekly, March 14th, 2007
On February 6, 2007, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held all claims in Visicu's patent No. 6,804,656 to be invalid as not patentable.
The invalidity finding was based on prior art that includes iMDsoft's own patent disclosure, which pre-dates Visicu's patent.
All of the claims in Visicu's patent are affected.
The invalidity rejection by the USPTO forced Visicu on February 15, 2007 to narrow all the patent claims to require that the...
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