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Patent granted for Foot Orthotics Prescribing System

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.


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    This has been granted to Kinetic Orthotics Pty Ltd in Queensland, Australia.

    See the attached two documents.

    Link to patent.


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  2. Does this mean I can't now use the Supination Resistance Test which I invented and first described in the medical literature 22 years ago (and have lectured on for the past two decades) without infringing on this patent?:confused::cool:
  3. Orthican

    Orthican Active Member

    For me it always makes me sad when I see patents thrown up regarding modalities surrounding patient care. The ideals of education of practitioners helping the masses they serve are undermined when this is done. It degrades what we do as it handcuffs those wishing to try something new or different to help. No I do realize everyone has money in mind doing things like this but I am what I am. An altruistically inclined practitioner in the trenches of daily clinic practice doing everything I can to help those that want it. There is no 1 right or only way and to me there is folly in making it seem that way.

    Standardization of things? Great! But why the need to try and screw around with your colleagues by patenting these ideas? Self importance comes to mind.

    That said, try to defend the patent from Australia here in Canada. D-oh! International patents are lets just say expensive and difficult to defend. Even home based patent infringement is difficult and expensive to defend.

    And besides, What in this information provided is new or different? They way it is presented? Good grief Charlie brown.
  4. Wouldn't be so bad if they were your own ideas that you were patenting. These concepts are things that I know my colleagues and I have been presenting at various conferences around the world for the last several years.

    I like Dan Everson, he's a funny guy and good company. But I don't get the joke here, Dan.
  5. Ideology

    Ideology Active Member

    He got Minter Ellison to sort it out. That would have cost a lot of money.
  6. Ideology

    Ideology Active Member

    "An innovation patent will be examined if examination is requested but this is not a requirement for an innovation patent to be granted. Examination of an innovation patent can only happen after it is granted. For either an innovation or standard patent to be enforceable, it must have been examined. Examination can also be expedited for standard patents, or expedited under the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH)."
    The initial search results are here. http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/...?applicationNo=2012262646&hideNavigation=true
    If the owner wants to prevent others from using these techniques they will have to enforce their patent and prove that the invention was theirs. If any one part of the process he describes were proven not to have been invented by himself he would have a hard time defending it.
  7. BarryD

    BarryD Member

    Lucky Root, Kirby, Blake et al didn't have the same idea or we might all have been out of a job ;)
    I do have to chuckle at the thought that Dan (having come up with this 'revolutionary' system) tells all by applying for a patent that must be impossible to police, rather than keeping it in house. If only there was anything new in it worth pilfering!
  8. DanthePod

    DanthePod Member

    Of course Kevin's supination resistance test can be performed and taught by himself and anyone else who wants to do the same. The earlier statements in this thread do not accurately represent the patent.

    We developed an online education program in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology around the information covered in the patent. We trialled it at undergraduate level for two years and evaluated their feedback. Overall it was very positive, but there were areas where we felt the program could be improved.
    The program has taken 18months to be rewritten and a textbook accompanying the course is due for release in the next 6 weeks. The new program has been improved with a new assessment module and greater usability enabling the online program to be run on tablet computers including IPad. The new textbook includes augmented reality applications further improving the interaction of the learner with the whole program.
    We are keen for practitioners to take the time to evaluate our suggested approach, which can involve using a number of tests (including Kevin's supination resistance test) to develop an individual functional specific design. However highly effective orthotic therapy obviously goes further than just design selection. It involves critical thinking pathways and process protocols for review and follow up, and these are all covered in the course. We remain committed to consolidating and developing an evidence based approach. This involves education programmes aimed at clearly communicating the process that we have developed to provide consistently effective orthotic therapy. Over 25 years of private research and development has lead to these developments, and 20 years experience in computer integrated manufacture. In the next few years we will be further engaging and funding collaborative university research to further refine and develop this approach.
    I don't expect everyone to agree with me. But I do prefer people to have an open mind and be informed.
  9. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    A United States patent has just been granted for this

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  10. I still do not get how you can patent something that is not your invention ?

    and I swear those orthotic designs in the patient above, are and have been used by a lab in Melbourne since circe 1996 when I used them from time to time, names and photos are the same

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