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03/17/13
Watch-outs. 42. Patent law changes, iMedicine, Retirement
Filed under: Mature professionals, Legal matters, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 10:40 am

SMARTPHONES IN MEDICINE
SOURCE:  Video Rock Center
Wireless medicine using a modified iPhone.  This
in medical professional hands will revolutionize
health care.  From EKGs, wireless ultrasound

At Scripps Institute development after leaving the
Cleveland Institute, Topol uses the tools himself.
Monitors glucose levels during the day.

Future medical nanosensor developments described.

LEAHY-SMITH AMERICA INVENTS TAKES EFFECT
SOURCE:  A. Jones, WSJ 3-14-13  p B6
We have heard about the new patent law in previous
posts.  Many of the new changes took effect 3-15.  It is
interesting to read the near term impacts as recorded in
the article– increase in fees, and making it harder for
inventors to compete against larger corporate patent
organizations.

This article points out that prior art in all languages is
now considered in patent filings.

LONG TERM CARE AFFORDABILITY
SOURCE:  E. Schultz, WSJ 3-9-13 P. B9
Premiums for many policy holders have doubled over
the last 3 years.  This article points out latest evolution
of the long term care insurance business and counsels
what to look for: 
- what does policy pay for,
-  how is eligibility defined,
-  how much is paid out. 
It provides good references for further reading.

If one is intent on having long term care insurance,
suggest S. Olsen in the comments to the article is
someone to contact.

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