Medical Devices

Our multi-disciplinary team includes engineers, life scientists, polymer chemists and regulatory experts

Medical devices

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

Our multi-disciplinary team includes engineers, life scientists, polymer chemists and regulatory experts. 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.

Our team includes formidable advocates adept at EPO opposition and appeal procedure. With experience at the forefront of the law, and a collaborative ethos, we drive cutting-edge and coherent strategies for drafting, prosecution and litigation. Our complete IP service is further strengthened by our Trade mark and Transactions teams who work seamlessly alongside our patent specialists.

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 skilled at advising on product extension mechanisms through the attainment of device patent protection.

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Enforcement and defence of multiple European patents for Align Technology

Carpmaels & Ransford acted for Align Technology in its long running dispute with ClearCorrect in relation to Align’s well-known dental technology Invisalign.

The team, which included litigators and patent attorneys, handled patent infringement litigation before the UK High Court while defending Align’s European patents in opposition appeal proceedings before the Board of Appeal. The team also acted as EU coordinating counsel with a particularly active role on the parallel related EPO proceedings.

Carpmaels & Ransford successfully defends Arc Medical’s IP rights in the High Court

Carpmaels & Ransford acted for Arc Medical in relation to patent revocation claims and infringement issues concerning its medical device products ENDOCUFF® and ENDOCUFF VISION®.

The team defended Arc’s rights in the High Court which went on to find that all of Arc’s IP rights were valid and that the majority of them had been infringed by its competitor Cantel.