Our extensive and multi-disciplinary team — which includes experts in engineering, life sciences, chemistry and software — has experience across a wide range of medical devices, from the simple and mechanical to the highly technological (like robotic surgery).
Year on year, medical devices often account for the highest number of patent filings at the EPO. With offices and locally qualified attorneys across Europe, including in the UK, Germany, Ireland, France, Italy and Finland, we can guide you through the peculiarities of the European Patent Convention and national patent laws to give your medical device the best possible chance of securing protection.
Many of our specialists have in-house experience, enabling us to deeply understand your commercial goals and barriers while acting as a true extension of your team. We are competent at working closely with research and development teams to advise on innovation in a manner that adds real value and helps you to make the right strategic decisions.
We can identify and protect all types of intellectual property rights, including patents, registered designs, trade marks, as well as assist with IP analysis ahead of product launches, oppositions and the enforcement of your rights. Together with our in-house search team, we can tailor any required patent and literature searches — whether you’re preparing for a product launch or attacking a patent via opposition.
Murgitroyd is well-placed to handle cross-border patent prosecution work for clients in the software, electronics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and life sciences sectors.
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