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Medical devices

Medical Devices and Medical Technology can include technologies from a number of technology areas. It is important for a Patent Attorney specialising in medical device patents to have expertise spanning a variety of scientific disciplines including biomedical engineering, software, electronics, materials science as well as medical disciplines including, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology and molecular biology.  We have extensive experience working with clients involved in the development of diagnostic, therapeutic and prosthetic medical technologies across a range of scientific disciplines.

Our medical technology background means that we understand medical terminology and the unique requirements of the industry including pre‑market and post-market regulatory requirements such as registration of medical devices with the TGA, FDA and CE Mark, reimbursement regimes and frameworks, clinical trials and ongoing monitoring and compliance.  Our clients expect IP advice that is commercial and takes into account the special requirements of the medical technology and healthcare industry.

We have experience with the following technologies:

  • Audiology
  • Biomedical devices
  • Bionics
  • Consumables
  • Data processing
  • Dental devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug delivery
  • E-health
  • Home use devices
  • Hospital equipment
  • Hospital & clinical resource management
  • Imaging
  • Implantable devices
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Optometry & opthalmology
  • Orthopaedic implants
  • Patient monitoring
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical tools & instruments
  • Telehealth
  • Vascular stents & grafts
Key services
  • Strategic assessment of your technology
  • Searching (patentability and freedom to operate searching)
  • Drafting new patent applications
  • Prosecuting patent applications to grant in Australia and New Zealand
  • Prosecuting international patent applications
  • Strategic advice on IP and patent protection for medical technologies
  • Patent Validity and Infringement advice
  • Patent infringement proceedings including enforcement and defence
  • Extension of term applications for pharmaceutical patents
  • Negotiation of co-existence and settlement agreements
  • Commercialisation of patents
  • Patent Oppositions
  • Patent watches
Key contacts
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