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Douglas J. Bucklin Discusses the Patentability of Organs-on-Chips Technology
August 7, 2017

organs-on-a-chipDouglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D., a registered patent attorney at Volpe and Koenig, P.C., provides an overview of whether or not an inventor can obtain a patent on an organ-on-a-chip in the New Jersey Lawyer. The technology discussed is a device that “mimic[s] entire organs or organ systems in their mechanics, activity, and physiologic responses.” While there are patents currently pending at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for organs-on-chips, “whether a patent will issue from such a patent application is a more complicated question.” While the patentability answer may vary, Douglas outlines the numerous tests required for patentability throughout his article.

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