Strong patent protection is the way to secure your large investments in research and development of new medical devices

Medical technology is a field where innovation and development are changing and expanding very quickly, and the industry is experiencing unprecedented levels of competition.

Time therefore plays a crucial role and you need to obtain the broadest patent claim possible to maximise your return on investment.

Our experts offer outstanding scientific and legal qualifications backed up by hands-on experience – including from their own industry background.

In addition to strong academic backgrounds in biosciences and engineering, our attorneys have significant industrial experience and understand the legal, technical and commercial challenges faced by companies in the global medical technologies sector.

Highly qualified scientific thinking and specialised legal expertise help us create strategies that support your commercial objectives.

As with all our key industry sectors, aera offers a full range of drafting and prosecution services for patents and registered designs, together with oppositions and appeal procedures.

The strong technical expertise of our MedTech team covers many aspects, including:

  • Wound healing systems
  • Medical devices such as hearing aids and ostomy pouching systems
  • Biomaterials such as stents, including dental, ophthalmic and orthopaedic materials
  • Nebulisers and drug delivery systems
  • Implantable sensors and other diagnostic instruments
  • Surgical instruments including electrosurgical devices
  • Catheters, syringes and other medical disposables

Many established companies and smaller start-ups are now developing service-driven solutions using ‘smart’ devices for better management or treatment of complex conditions.

At the core of the MedTech field are technologies which our experts have specialised in handling. We often combine in MedTech teams working across different technological areas to optimally service our clients developing e.g. medical devices and data-based diagnostics.