What sets us apart is the cross-talk between our engineers, our life scientists, our polymer chemists and our regulatory experts
Medical devices

The pre-eminent team for medical device patent counselling anywhere in Europe

Whether it’s building and defending a large patent portfolio for drug delivery technology, enforcing our client’s rights against surgical device copies, or managing Europe’s largest patent portfolio of orthopaedic equipment, our sector experience is unrivalled.

Our broad technical expertise is frequently needed to assess freedom to operate across large medical device patent portfolios. Our continued success in opposition proceedings means that we are regularly called upon to advise clients on how to acquire enhanced patent protection in new device areas.

We are routinely brought in to take over commercially significant cases and, with our combined litigation and technical experience, to resolve disputes. We are particularly adept at advising on product extension mechanisms through the attainment of device patent protection. Put simply, our experience in the sector is unsurpassed.

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Drug Delivery Devices - Patent Portfolio Building

We created one of the most extensive drug delivery device patent portfolios for a large pharmaceutical client. Starting from project conception, through continued prosecution worldwide, and now successfully defending the portfolio against invalidity attacks from multiple parties, our approach has proved to be resilient in a competitive sector.

Team: John Brunner, Paul Bettridge, Richard Darby, Matthew Birch, Ben Chapman
Ethicon & Cordis v Abbott

Working as co-counsel, Carpmaels & Ransford managed the technical aspects of a complex case involving four European patents for the use of copolymers as coatings for implantable surgical medical devices.

Carpmaels & Ransford also contributed to the strategy for parallel litigation in Germany.

Team: Susan Kirsch, Chris Mercer, Lucy Sewter