Medical Devices

Overview

 The medical technology sector offers significant opportunities – and challenges – to professionals, corporations, universities, and foundations seeking to bring new devices to market. We serve as strategic partners, drawing on decades of experience to protect and enhance clients’ inventions.

Our focus begins and ends with business strategy. To minimize risk and maximize the scope of protection, we evaluate the current landscape, render clearance opinions, and advise on patent scope. We also leverage the experience of our firm’s regulatory and licensing practices to help clients obtain FDA approval and license technology to laboratories, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, the military, private practices, medical facilities, medical device manufacturers, and healthcare systems, among others.

Our lawyers’ strong technical backgrounds give us an edge in understanding and translating inventions into successful products. From startups to large, established institutions, we place a premium on cultivating collaborative relationships with innovators of all sizes.

Services include:

  • Patentability search and opinions
  • Freedom-to-operate analysis and opinions
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Portfolio planning
  • Invention disclosure vetting and analysis
  • Inventor analysis
  • Competitive landscape audit
  • License agreement drafting and negotiation
  • Trademark prosecution and counseling
  • Litigation enforcement and defense
  • Trade secret determination and management
  • Cybersecurity best practices

Experience

  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 9,498,112 B1 LARYNGOSCOPE, for Individual Inventors (Brent Stewart, David Carson, Stephen Cunningham, Michael Romeo).
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 10,334,895, MEDICAL GOWN WITH EASY TIE STRAP, for Individual Inventor (Ian Levine).
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 9,283,042, SCOPE PILLOW DRAPE WITH EXTENSION SHELF AND POWER CORD HOOK, for Ecolab, Inc.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 10,087,608, SINK MOUNTED PRODUCT DISPENSING HAND WASHING FAUCET, for Ecolab, Inc.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 9,261,866, Distributed control system for hospitality management, for Ecolab, Inc.

 

Medical Devices Team

Bruce W. McKee

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Edmund J. Sease

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Glenn Johnson

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Mark D. Hansing

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Kirk M. Hartung

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Cassie J. Edgar

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Jill N. Link, Pharm.D.

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Luke T. Mohrhauser

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Gregory Lars Gunnerson

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Oliver P. Couture, Ph.D.

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Julie L. Spieker

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