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Medical Devices

A major portion of Wood Phillips practice involves US and foreign patent procurement, patent validity/invalidity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions, licensing, protecting trade secrets, representing parties in reexamination and interference proceedings, and defending or enforcing patents in litigation in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and chemical fields.

Our extensive experience and grasp of IP issues and their effect on the client’s strategic goals allows us to effectively represent our clients and ensure that they maximize return on their IP portfolio. For example, we perform due diligence work and negotiations for mergers and acquisitions to assure the best possible price for your IP assets. Wood Phillips attorneys have worked with all kinds of medical device companies, including start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, emerging companies, and independent doctors.

Wood Phillips attorneys include two former Chief Patent and Trademark Counsels for Fortune 100 health care companies who are particularly adept at providing bottom-line-oriented solutions. We help identify patentable subject matter by working closely with inventors and thoroughly searching and analyzing the prior art to make the patent procurement process as efficient as possible. We provide highly personalized service by having our attorneys interact directly with clients on a regular basis. We can travel to meet you, accommodating your own hectic schedule.

We realize that building a successful medical device company frequently involves manufacturing integrated products and kits with several different component parts. This is why our attorneys help with negotiations for acquiring the intellectual property needed to commercialize your invention. Examples of fields in which we have experience include cardiothoracic surgery, endoscopy, neural decompression (i.e. carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome treatment), nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, spinal fusion/stabilization, urology, and vascular disease. We work with devices such as balloons, bone, and joint fixation devices, catheters, electrocautery and electrosurgery tools, implantable chips, lenses, mechanical cutting/coring tools, patches, probes, prostheses, stents, vertebral spacers, wraps and drug-device combination products.

These practice group designations indicate fields of interest and general experience. They do not indicate certified specialties and are not endorsed by any State Bar.

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