Medical & Surgical Devices Systematic Precision

Emerging medical technologies face fierce competition, as well as a host of legal, regulatory, legislative, and industry challenges. At Kilpatrick Townsend, we provide strategic legal and business counsel throughout the medical and surgical device lifecycle — from inception and approvals through product debut and maturity — for innovative medical technology companies, research institutions, universities, and inventors worldwide. We combine the technical know-how of a large intellectual property practice with our deep litigation and corporate experience to best identify the means to achieve the strongest possible market positions for our clients’ technologies and innovations.

Reach

Across-The-Board Experience

Our team of intellectual property, litigation, and corporate attorneys have a long and successful history advising companies of all sizes — U.S. and global Fortune 100 companies, startups, and individuals — in the areas of intellectual property (IP acquisitions, portfolio development, licensing, and due diligence), litigation (patent, trademark, and product liability actions), regulatory compliance, class actions, product recalls, finance, business and government, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Our litigation experience includes bet-the-company and high-stakes industrywide disputes, as well as protective and enforcement strategies involving injunctive relief, reexaminations, and declaratory judgement actions.

Approach

The Right Stuff

With academic degrees across a multitude of scientific and technical disciplines — including mechanical, chemical, electrical, and biomedical engineering; chemistry; and biology — our attorneys and patent agents have the required background and experience to provide essential insight and advice on multidisciplinary issues with critical legal and business implications. We routinely work across a wide range of technologies, including catheter-based technologies, surgical robotics, complex optics, as well as interdisciplinary technologies involving electronics, biotechnology, chemistry, and nanotechnology components.

Focus Areas

  • Cardiac Catheterization Devices & Methods
  • Diagnostics
  • Surgical Robotics & Instruments
  • Laser Eye Surgery Systems
  • Medical Diagnostic Devices & Systems
  • Orthopaedics
  • Drug Delivery Devices
  • Ultrasound & Atherectomy Catheters
  • Mitral Valve Repair, Cardiac Ablation & Other Cardiac Surgery Technologies
  • Permanent Contraceptive Devices
  • Vascular Surgery Devices & Stent Technologies
  • Electrosurgical Devices
  • Urology
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