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Greenberg Traurig’s IP Group Congratulates 4 Clients on 2018 BPLA ‘Invented Here!’ Honor

BOSTON – Nov. 30, 2018 – Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Boston Intellectual Property (IP) Group congratulates four of its clients – Cruzar Medsystems, Inc., Kaleidoscope, Platelet BioGenesis, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute – for being honored with the 2018 Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) Invented Here! award for their patented innovations. Their innovations are among only 12 patents that were selected from numerous nominations.

The Greenberg Traurig clients selected for the following patents are:

  • “Catheter with vessel lining and methods for using same,” (U.S. Patent No. 9,795,408) assigned to Cruzar Medsystems, Inc.; represented by Chinh H. Pham
  • “Reversible vascular filter devices and methods for using same,” (U.S. Patent No. 9,456,888) assigned to Kaleidoscope LLC; represented by Chinh H. Pham
  • “System and method for a biomimetic fluid processing,” (U.S. Patent No. 9,795,965) assigned to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and licensed by Platelet BioGenesis, Inc.; represented by Roman Fayerberg
  • “Variable Stiffness Devices and Methods of Use,” (U.S. Patent No. 10,028,855) assigned to Worcester Polytechnic Institute; represented by Roman Fayerberg

Honorees were recognized as representatives of the innovation community at an awards reception, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at The Exchange Conference Center in the Seaport (Innovation) District. In addition, Cruzar Medsystems was named one of the 2018 top four honorees, and Cruzar CEO Mike Glennon was invited to speak. Joshua Phillips, Managing Partner of Catalyst Health Ventures and one of Cruzar’s investors, attended the reception and was interviewed by the BPLA.

According to its website, the Invented Here! award celebrates local and regional New England innovation communities by honoring selected innovators, their inventions, and the stories behind them. The BPLA’s Invented Here! program aims to present breakthrough technologies from New England that will shape the way people interact with each other and with the world around them, fulfill important individual and/or social needs in novel ways, and ensure a more sustainable future for our environment.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark and Information Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2017 “Best Law Firms Rankings.”

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office: Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to over 70 attorneys practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate, emerging technology, energy, gaming, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

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