Medical device firm scores 8 millionth patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued its 8 millionth patent, and the lucky recipient is Second Sight Medical Products for a visual prosthesis apparatus that enhances perception for people who have gone blind due to outer retinal degeneration. The product--the Argus II--is in U.S. clinical trials and has received marketing approval in Europe. USPTO release | More

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