The team at Maucher Jenkins has been helping clients obtain medical device patents for over 30 years and over that period has gained a deep insight and experience into the particular problems that arise in medtech and medical device patenting.
In protecting medical device inventions for our clients our specialist activities include advising on strategy, obtaining grant of medical device patents, medical device utility models and medical device registered designs and in medical device IP enforcement.
We have experience and technical expertise in areas including airway management device patents such as laryngeal masks, endotracheal tubes, laryngoscope patents and related devices, and atomisers, lithotripsy devices, optics, medical implant patents including cardiac and orthopaedic implants, dental device patents and dental preparation patents; imaging technologies, including x-ray imaging, ultrasonic imaging and MRI; spectrophotometric monitoring; suturing devices; pacemakers; blood pressure monitors; pain care; and patient warming devices.
Medical device patenting requires a cross-discipline approach which many patent firms are not geared up to deal with. The team at Maucher Jenkins comprises professionals with technical backgrounds in life sciences, engineering and electronics to enable us to answer the objections raised by similarly skilled examiners at the European Patent Office.
A good medical device protection strategy includes far more than just getting patents granted. Do you know your patent landscape and are you free to operate? Who are your main competitors or potential licensees? Where should you obtain protection? Should you use utility models, and if so where and when is it appropriate?
Your prototypes are made and ready to use but how do you address issues of confidentiality in testing them? There are many issues that need to be considered and your advisors should have experience in handling them. Our long experience in this industry gives us this ability.
There are other useful types of protection that can be gained for medical devices. With one of Europe's leading experts in registered design law on the team we are amongst the pioneers in the practice of obtaining utility models and registered designs for medical devices in Europe.
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