Medical device companies: three ways to strengthen your design patent portfolio in 2020

  • United States
  • 01/15/2020
  • www.morganlewis.com

Rapid advancements in medical device technology have brought unprecedented changes to the industry. Increasingly, innovative medical devices also combine developments from other industries such as software, hardware, lighting, and 3D printing, resulting in a surge of new and improved medical equipment. To leverage these innovations, many medical device companies have focused on developing a traditional patent portfolio of utility patents. However, several recent legal and legislative developments suggest that it is time for medical device companies to reassess how they protect, license, and—if necessary—enforce their medical device intellectual property.

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