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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.