Biomedical & Medical Device Patent Attorney

New Medical Products Need Robust Patent Protection

At Paul & Paul, our patent attorneys have years of experience acquiring patent protection for clients. The medical device industry is robust, rapidly developing new medical devices, and is quite competitive. Over the years we have seen new medical devices for diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, or prevention of diseases or conditions. Medical devices can range from simple instruments like thermometers and blood pressure cuffs to complex devices like artificial organs and surgical robots.

Medical device companies are acutely aware of how critical patent protection is to any new medical device. We have years of experience representing clients in the leading medical device companies applying patent protection and intellectual property law to protect their inventions and trade secrets.

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What Is A Medical Device Patent?

A medical device patent is a legal document that grants the inventor the exclusive right to manufacture, use, and sell new products and useful medical devices. A medical device patent protects any novel and useful invention that is used for medical purposes, such as for diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, or prevention of diseases or conditions.

Medical devices can range from simple instruments like thermometers and blood pressure cuffs to complex devices like artificial organs and surgical robots.

To be patentable, the invention must meet certain requirements, including novelty, non-obviousness, and usefulness.

The patent owner has the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing the patented device without permission. A medical device patent provides the patent owner with a competitive advantage and the ability to generate revenue through licensing or selling the patent. The patent owner can also enforce the patent rights through legal action if someone is infringing on the patent.

In the United States, a medical device patent typically lasts for 20 years from the date of filing. To obtain a medical device patent, the inventor must file a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent application must include a detailed description of the invention and how it works, as well as any drawings or diagrams that are necessary to understand the invention. The application will be reviewed by a patent examiner, and the process of obtaining a medical device patent can be complex and time-consuming.

The attorneys at Paul & Paul are not only experienced patent attorneys, but they also have years of experience in a wide range of industries and know what it takes to protect a product, a company, and its investors.

What Types Of Medical Devices Can Receive Patent Protection?

Any new and useful invention related to medical device technologies can be eligible for patent protection. There are many medical device technologies from drugs to spinal implants that require protection.

Here are some examples of medical devices that can receive patent protection:

  1. Diagnostic devices: Devices that are used to diagnose a medical condition, such as X-ray machines, ultrasound machines, or MRI scanners.
  2. Therapeutic devices: Devices that are used to treat a medical condition, such as pacemakers, insulin pumps, prosthetic limbs, orthopedic devices, catheters, or heart valves.
  3. Monitoring devices: Devices that are used to monitor a medical condition, such as blood glucose monitors, heart rate monitors, or sleep apnea monitors.
  4. Surgical devices: Devices that are used during surgical procedures, such as surgical robots, endoscopes, or surgical instruments.
  5. Implants: Devices that are implanted in the body to replace or supplement a natural function, such as artificial joints, dental implants, cochlear implants, or drug delivery devices.
  6. Medical device software and apps: Software and apps that are used for medical purposes, such as telemedicine software, medical data management software, or medical decision-making apps.
  7. Medical equipment and supplies: Equipment and supplies used in the medical field, such as medical carts, hospital beds, or surgical gowns.

The patent lawyers at Paul & Paul know what it takes to protect your methods, processes, product development, and innovation. They have years of experience understanding new technology and how to provide the services to obtain a patent in the medical device industry.

What Are Examples of Biomedical Devices That Can Be Patented?

A biomedical product that can be patented is any product that is derived from or related to living organisms, including human, animal, or plant tissues, cells, or fluids, and is used for biomedical purposes.

Here are some examples of biomedical products that can be patented:

  1. Gene therapies: Biomedical products that modify or replace genes to treat or prevent genetic disorders.
  2. Biologics: Medications made from living organisms, such as vaccines, antibodies, and cell therapies.
  3. Medical devices: Devices used for diagnosing, monitoring, or treating medical conditions, such as imaging machines, prosthetics, and diagnostic tests.
  4. Tissue engineering products: Biomedical products that use living cells, biomaterials, and biochemical factors to create or regenerate tissues and organs.
  5. Pharmaceutical products: Medications that are chemically synthesized or derived from living organisms, such as small molecule drugs and biological drugs.
  6. Diagnostics: Tests used for detecting and diagnosing medical conditions, such as blood tests, genetic tests, and imaging tests.
  7. Nutraceuticals: Biomedical products that are derived from food sources and used for medicinal purposes, such as dietary supplements and functional foods.

To be eligible for patent protection, a biomedical product must be a new medical device, be novel, non-obvious, and useful. The lawyers at Paul & Paul can best advise you and your company whether your device can be patented and if so how to begin the process towards full patent rights.

The Medical Device Patent Attorneys At Paul & Paul

Our law firm and IP attorneys are passionate about the medical device industry and work with clients to build a patent portfolio that protects all their new innovations. An IP strategy is essential to protect the company and its investors. If you have a new medical device that needs patent protection, call today for a consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable patent attorney.

What Our Clients Say

Eric TuchEric Tuch
01:09 26 Jun 20
From the moment I made contact, I was met with professionalism and legal expertise. Alex exceeded my expectations and continues to guide me as I need assistance. I am extremely grateful for his detail in preparing my application, as I was overwhelmed with excitement while reviewing the final draft. If you are seeking intellectual property protection, Paul and Paul provides exceptional service to help you move in the right direction.
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19:14 16 Sep 19
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Sherrill MoseeSherrill Mosee
21:29 06 Mar 19
Paul and Paul is a great firm to work with, especially if you’re an entrepreneur. I’ve been working with the firm since 2013 and have two patents to show. What I love most about Paul and Paul is that they are a boutique firm. The level of attention I get from my attorney, Mr. Sluzas, is likely not found at a larger firm. My questions and concerns are typically answered within hours of my request, if not sooner. If you’re looking for a firm that is experienced, respected and responsive to your needs, I suggest Paul and Paul.
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00:35 16 Jan 19
Paul & Paul have done great work for our scientific education company for nearly a decade. They successfully submitted our patent application, which was awarded, and have negotiated several business contracts. Their advice is always outstanding, and they are efficient. Their work is excellent and we’ve been very satisfied and impressed.
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23:42 10 Mar 18
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