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Reed Heimbecher to Serve as Moderator at 12th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference

Will Preside Over Session Themed “America Invents Act and Med Tech Innovation

April 1, 2013

Reed R. Heimbecher, member in Dykema’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and resident in the Minneapolis office, has been invited to serve as moderator of a 90-minute session: “America Invents Act and Med Tech Innovation.” This session, to be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, is part of the 12th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMDC), a three-day event presented by the University of Minnesota and held in Minneapolis.

Heimbecher will preside over a session in which three presentations that address significant legal issues relating to the medical device industry will be delivered:

  • “Increasing Value by Rethinking Filing Strategies in the Wake of the America Invents Act”
  • "The Quest for Global Patent Protection: How Close Are We Getting?”
  • “Interplay Between Patent Law and FDA Law: Are You Clear When Your Device Clears?”

Heimbecher was invited to moderate this session by Saurav Paul, Ph.D., J.D., who directs the Innovation Fellows Program at Medical Devices Center, University of Minnesota. Before joining the University of Minnesota, Paul was the top inventor at St. Jude Medical’s Atrial Fibrillation Division, and has over 130 U.S. and international patents.

DMDC is the world’s largest conference in the medical device industry. It serves as a national forum for world-class medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers and the public sector to share perspectives and innovations in medical device design.

To learn more about this event, or to register, click here.