Prosecuting medical device patents is challenging because there is such a crowded field of prior art. TLIP has experience navigating through the prior art field by way of FTO searching and filings leading to a choice of patent claim that is defensible and commercially on-point.
Our attorneys cover a wide range of medical device applications and have specific experience in wound care, imaging and implants.
In 2016, our attorneys met with European patent office examiners in a workshop in Cambridge to discuss advances in European patent law. We covered patent exclusions to surgical methods and methods of medical treatment as well as best practice for the prosecution of medical device hardware.