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Harness Dickey delivers a healthy dose of legal expertise and business acumen when it comes to IP protection for the medical devices industry.

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Focused exclusively on intellectual property law for nearly a century, Harness Dickey has participated in the medical devices industry practically since its inception. We understand the many and complex issues impacting this highly regulated industry. We offer both perspective and insight into the business challenges and unique legal landscape of medical devices development and commercialization.

Our advice to the medical devices industry is highly specialized, and developed from decades of hands-on experience. We know how to work with clients on protecting medical devices and their use, as well as in navigating beyond the interplay of between U.S. and foreign patent laws. In this regard, we are skilled in prosecuting patents in countries where protection of methods involving medical devices can be challenging. We are focused both on budget and efficiency when it comes to patent prosecution and IP licensing. Our attorneys are also highly valued by clients for their ability to find the balance between freedom to operate and IP protection.

Our clients range from start-ups, to emerging and mid-size medical device companies, to large corporations. We design sound legal strategies that safeguard important IP assets for early stage emerging medical device ventures. We also assist established corporations in managing their medical device and other IP portfolios around the world. We advise on strategic trademark counseling, clearance and portfolio management for some of the world’s most valuable medical and health related brands. Our IP experience ranges from transactional due diligence, market clearance evaluations and strategic patent prosecution; to licensing agreements, trade secrets, third party patent evaluations and IP audits; to IPRs and IP litigation when and if it becomes necessary.

We consistently deliver innovative IP advice for the full array medical products. Our diverse backgrounds and credentials in chemistry and biochemistry, computer technology and electro-mechanical systems, to name only a few, allow us to quickly understand even the most complex devices and scientific breakthroughs. We serve clients of all sizes and categories, a sampling of which includes:

  • Bariatrics
  • Biocompatible materials
  • Biomedical devices
  • Cardiovascular systems
  • Catheters and probes
  • Defibrillation devices
  • Dental
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug delivery systems
  • ENT
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Glucose and insulin
  • Imaging
  • Infusion pumps
  • Monitoring systems
  • Neurology and Neurostimulation/Neuromodulation
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Radiological devices
  • Robotics
  • Surgical instruments
  • Surgical navigation devices
  • Urology