Medical Devices

The Intersection of Science and Technology

Medical device technologies represent a confluence of many different areas, from engineering to life sciences, regulatory to licensing, corporate to finance, and beyond; we help clients navigate this complex landscape.

Working with medical device companies requires sophisticated legal experience and frequently involves attorneys with advanced science and engineering degrees. To that end, our team focuses on understanding the technology first, as “how it works” can influence how you implement your unique business. We bring to the table extensive corporate law experience, combined as needed with a deep bench of IP licensing, patent, trademark, IP and commercial litigation, and strategic planning in all these areas, supplemented by close relationships with regulatory specialists.

We regularly counsel our medical device clients in the areas of:

  • Intellectual property
  • Corporate governance and corporate finance
  • Licensing & Strategic Alliances
  • Legislative and government regulations
  • Securities
  • Executive compensation
  • Labor/Employment
  • Tax
  • International trade

In addition, our team has specific competency in securing design and utility patent rights for inventions, registering trademark rights for brands, and enforcing patent and trademark rights against infringers.

  • Building and managing an international patent portfolio for a platform technology of a medical device company leading up to its acquisition for almost $700 million.
  • Leveraging a provisional application on a medical aesthetics technology into a worldwide patent portfolio protecting valuable market share, which was later purchased by a competitor for a multi-million-dollar valuation.
  • Practicing within all forms of medical device technologies, including:
    • Cardiac
    • Catheters
    • Drug delivery
    • Stents
    • Laser
    • Imaging
    • Endoscopes
    • Arthroscopes
    • Laparascopes
    • Dental
    • Orthopedic