USPTO Grants US Patent No. 11,000,000

Law360 (May 11, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued its 11 millionth patent Tuesday, the fastest the agency has hit a million-patent milestone in U.S. patenting history.

U.S. Patent No. 11,000,000 covers a method for delivering, positioning and repositioning a prosthetic heart valve device. It was issued to co-inventors Saravana B. Kumar and Jason S. Diedering of Minnesota-based 4C Medical Technologies Inc., according to the USPTO.

"This momentous benchmark is a reminder of the remarkable and enduring tradition of American innovation that has driven our nation forward for generations," U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said in a statement.

The announcement comes less...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!