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[IP] Closed loop system patent?

From: <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] MM vs Deltec Patent issue (OT? probably.  Rant? Definitely)

>  <snip> To say that MiniMed or anyone else had this idea first, and
therefore is
>  entitled to patent it, is ridiculous. If they had this idea all the way
back in 1997, why >  didn't they develop and build the product? It wasn't
until Deltec started giving them
>  a run for their money that they brought the product to market and asserted
>  alleged patent. I suspect the rush that MiniMed made to get the 512 to
marked is
> so they would have additional leverage in the court case.

You are so very correct!  MiniMeds market share is obviously dropping. It
looks like they will use some of Medtronics money to draw attention to
themselves by pressing this lawsuit..
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