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'Necessary' surgical costs can be claimed from manufacturers of defective medical devices, rules EU court

The cost of surgery to patients made "necessary" because of the identification of potential defects in pacemakers, defibrillators and other medical device implants can be recovered by private health insurers, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has said.... 05 Mar 2015

European patent filings dominated by US and Asia

Patent filings at the European Patent Office grew by 3.1% in 2014 to a record high of over 274,000, with 53% of filings coming from the US, China and Japan. 03 Mar 2015

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