Healthcare & Medical Devices

Medical Devices

The medical device team at Powerpatent is well-tuned to the latest developments in the field. We work effectively with our client’s teams, including inventors, executives, and in-house counsel, to provide efficient counsel on IP strategy, deal negotiation, and other corporate strategic goals.

Medical treatments are being revolutionized by innovation. In medical device product development, smart technologies that combine engineering and biology are becoming more common. Companies innovating in this area need a comprehensive IP strategy.

Our team assists medical device clients with the interaction between the FDA approval process and the patent process. Our team assists clients in developing a product strategy that is both innovative and cost-effective. We coordinate claims made in FDA filings with claims made in patent applications. We also understand the importance of product lifecycle management when developing an IP strategy. We work with clients to get patents that are optimized for product life cycles.

We have the technical expertise medical device clients require in all scientific and technological disciplines. This includes biomedical engineering, mechanical and materials science engineering, and polymer and organic chemical chemistry. We work in diverse areas, including:

  • Cardiovascular devices (including catheters, stents, and other devices)
  • Cardiac rhythm treatment methods
  • Defibrillators and pacemakers
  • Peripheral vascular devices
  • Neurovascular treatment methods
  • Devices to preserve neural pathways
  • Syringes, needle assemblies
  • Auto-injection devices
  • Surgical gloves
  • Inhalers
  • Insulin delivery devices
  • Tracheostomy tubes
  • Cervical caps
  • Treatments for impotence and incontinence
  • Circadian phase modification
  • Supports for surgery
  • Diagnostic systems
  • Diagnostic kits and reagents
  • Instruments for hemomatology
  • Instruments for measuring sleep quality

Our expertise in representing clients of medical devices includes:

  • Procuring and drafting patent applications
  • Interviews with patent examiners
  • Negotiating licenses
  • Enforcement of patent rights in ITC litigation and district court
  • Assisting in contested post-grant proceedings before the PTAB
  • Provide opinions on patentability, validity, and infringement
  • Establishing company-wide IP guidelines
  • Conducting IP audits
  • Conducting IP due diligence investigations
  • Valuation of IP
  • International protection strategy