The medical technology sector has profound importance and focus in many countries around the world. Accordingly, Bereskin & Parr’s expert Medical Devices practice group has multi-disciplinary experience that allows us to assist clients in effectively protecting medical technology inventions with highly technical aspects, including mechanical, materials, chemical, electrical and/or software. Our team also includes lawyers and agents that are experienced in dealing with regulatory and contentious issues, and can assist in making your invention marketable and a key element of your business.
Members of our group are active in various medical technology and legal organizations to stay abreast of the latest trends in the industry, and provide our clients with cost-effective, sound IP and regulatory advice that complements your unique business strategy.
Clients of our Medical Devices practice group include individuals, universities, research institutes, SMEs and large multinationals that are involved in a wide-range of areas including medical imaging devices and systems, healthcare IT, mobile healthcare devices, diagnostic equipment, surgical tools, implants, cardiovascular devices, hearing aid devices, medical infusion devices, orthopaedic devices, ergonomic device, assistive devices, hospital equipment, dental equipment, medical packaging and medical consumables.
The following is a list of services that members of our Medical Devices practice group provide:
- Conducting patent searching and whitespace analysis
- Drafting and prosecuting patents worldwide
- Conducting patentability, validity and infringement opinions
- Conducting trademark searches and filing worldwide
- Performing copyright and industrial design registration worldwide
- Providing strategic advice on intellectual property portfolios
- Conducting intellectual property audits and due diligence investigations
- Preparing and negotiating technology transfer and license agreements
- Initiating and defending patent infringement litigation
- Addressing regulatory issues such as licensing and packaging and labelling requirements mandated by Health Canada