Greenberg Traurig Boston IP Group Congratulates Three Clients on Recent Industry Awards

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Vortex Medical, Inc., IlluminOss Medical, Inc., and Brass Monkey are recognized for developing and commercializing breakthrough technologies.

Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Intellectual Property & Technology Group congratulates three of its clients for each receiving prominent industry awards in their respective fields. Medical device companies, Vortex Medical, Inc. and IluminOss Medical, Inc., and video gaming company Brass Monkey Inc., were all honored for their groundbreaking technologies.

On September 20th, medical device company, IlluminOss Medical, received the 2012 Museum of Science "Invented Here!" Award, which in partnership with the Boston Patent Law Association, honors New England's newest and most innovative technologies. IlluminOss and its Founder, Robert Rabiner, were recognized for developing the revolutionary IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System. This patented technology is an orthopedic system for minimally invasive stabilization and treatment of broken bones. The groundbreaking Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System fixes fractured bones from the inside out. By positioning a customizable implant into the intramedullary cavity of the fractured bone, support and stability for the bone fracture is achieved as the bone is healing, without the need for traditional, inconvenient and painful methods of bone fixation with external pins, plates and screws. IlluminOss has been granted 10 US patents covering its innovative system.

On September 19th, video gaming company, Brass Monkey, Inc., was named by WIRED Magazine and the Marriott Culturazzi Series as one of Boston’s 2012 Five Startups to Watch, which recognizes the area’s top emerging innovators. And, following a public vote for the best technology, Brass Monkey took the top spot as the #1 Boston Startup to Watch. Brass Monkey is a cloud-based video game system that turns a phone or other smart device into a dynamic controller and plays games in a browser (something that cannot be easily done with current technology). All that is needed is a device (iPhone or Android), a web browser and a wireless network. Instead of purchasing a gamepad or using a keyboard to play games on a PC, players can use hardware they already have for a fun, easy-to-use gaming experience. Players can experience a variety of games including action-based shooters and driving games as well as motion-controlled Wii®-style sports games like Monkey Golf. Brass Monkey makes console-style gaming accessible by utilizing devices that players already own, so the fun can go anywhere.

On September 13th, medical device company Vortex Medical, Inc. received the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) 2012 Technology Leadership Award, for “Innovative Technology of the Year: Healthcare/Life Sciences.” The MassTLC awards recognize leading people and organizations in technology. Vortex Medical was selected for its design, development, and commercialization of novel endomechanical devices for the endovascular market, such as the Angiovac®. A patented, breakthrough technology, the Angiovac is a revolutionary platform for the percutaneous en bloc removal of intravascular material including clot, thrombus, tumor, myxoma, vegetation etc.

This award follows the August 23rd recognition of Vortex Medical’s CEO Mike Glennon as a 2012 Champion in Health Care by the Boston Business Journal. This award honors extraordinary health care professionals, researchers, administrators or clinicians who are making a significant contribution to the health care industry.

About Greenberg Traurig's Boston Intellectual Property Group
Greenberg Traurig's Boston Intellectual Property (IP) Group focuses on patent prosecution, IP litigation, trademarks, licensing, IP transactions, IP due diligence, and the valuation and taxation of intellectual property. The Boston IP Group’s client portfolio is wide-ranging and includes life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, renewable chemistry, software, nanotechnology, and video gaming & interactive media. The Group represents businesses of all sizes, but is particularly recognized for working with entrepreneurs and start-up organizations.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit

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