Area of Focus | Medical Device


Medical Device

Innovative medical technology businesses need advice to protect their cutting edge research and development.

Our Medical Device Practice Group includes dozens of skilled legal practitioners with advanced education and extensive experience in drafting, prosecuting, and formulating strategies for patents, trademarks, and trade secrets involving a wide range of medical technologies, as well as in enforcing and defending those intellectual property rights. 

Representing a wide range of medical device technology companies, including innovators of diagnostic tools for primary care physicians, minimally invasive surgical devices and methods for reducing procedure times and health impact on patients, and implantable devices that add years and quality to patients' lives, we are multi-faceted in our approach to providing customized IP legal solutions.  We look forward to assisting your medical technology business to reach the goal of providing technologies that help patients, physicians, and other caregivers improve the quality and longevity of human lives.

Examples of our litigation experience in the medical device area include:

Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. v. Atom Medical International, Inc. and Philips Electronics North America Corp., 2012 (M.D. Florida, Fort Myers).  Our attorneys represented Atom Medical International in a patent infringement action brought by Draeger Medical Systems concerning infant incubator technology.  Related USPTO inter partes reviews were filed by our attorneys on behalf of the client.  The cases settled on terms favorable to the client.

Trudell Medical Int’l. v. PARI Respiratory Equip., Inc., 2010 (E.D. Virginia, Alexandria).  Our attorneys represented Trudell Medical in a patent infringement action asserting patents on nebulizers for delivering aerosolized fluid to an inhaling patient. The parties settled on terms favorable to the client.

Edwards Lifesciences LLC, and EndoGAD Research Pty Ltd. v. Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic AVE, Inc., Cook Incorporated, and W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., 2003 - 2009 (N.D. California, San Francisco; Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).  Our attorneys represented Cook in this patent infringement action filed by Edwards Lifesciences based on four patents concerning endovascular stent grafts for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms and thoracic aortic aneurysms.  The case was resolved favorably to the client on summary judgment of noninfringement, and appeal was affirmed in all respects.  Decision reported at: 582 F.3d 1322 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

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