The field of medical devices is an intensely litigated field, largely in part because medical devices have received extensive patent protection. However, these inventions are supremely important, as they serve to save lives and improve medical care, whether by easing the pain or hardship experienced by the patient or decreasing the amount of timely and extensive procedures for practitioners. Medical devices may include the physical devices used, such as diagnostic instruments, stents, implantable devices, diabetes equipment, surgical devices, medical supplies, electronic medical devices and monitoring equipment, as well as more generalized methods and systems, such as diagnostic methods, drug-delivery systems, therapeutic devices, pain care systems or devices, digital signal processing, and endoscopy systems. Medical devices in the fields of oncology, orthopedics, cardiology, gynecology, and neuroscience are regularly protected by a patent or series of patents.
Due to the importance of the field, the field is both highly regulated and highly competitive, resulting in small profit margins and relatively short periods of time in which a new product can hold market share. For all of the afore mentioned reasons, it is more important to craft effective and extensive patent protection. IIPTA has extensive experience providing such protection and offers a full range of IP counseling in order to ensure that all of your IP needs are met.