Medical Devices

Medical devices are an important area in the modern economy and in intellectual property law. Medical devices often involve electrical, mechanical, software and biotech concepts. As a result, recent developments at the U. S. Supreme Court in regard to subject-matter eligibility have made it crucial for claims in this area to be drafted accurately.

Oblon’s Medical Device Practice Group includes attorneys and agents who are experts in drafting, prosecuting and litigating medical device patents. Oblon is unparalleled in technical and legal expertise in this area, having attorneys and agents with diverse backgrounds in electrical, mechanical, software and biotech areas. We work on a variety of medical device technologies, including radiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, implantable devices, medical imaging, software and robotics. Included in these areas are devices related to x-ray, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), ultrasound, dermatological lasers, medical testing devices, phase contrast imaging, endoscopes, 3D imaging, robotic surgery, stents, pacemakers and valves.

Relying on attorneys and agents with technical experience and in many cases industry experience, we are able to easily communicate with precise technical competency with our clients. In addition to our sophisticated technical backgrounds, our Alexandria, Virginia location—adjacent to the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)—enables Oblon to regularly meet face-to-face with USPTO examiners, enhancing our ability to obtain protection for our clients' inventions while keeping costs to a minimum. Our close working relationship with the USPTO has contributed to our record of success in obtaining patent protection for our clients.

In light of the patent-intensive nature of the medical device field, Oblon is able to take advantage of prosecution, opinion, post-grant and litigation strategies to ensure robust protection of our clients’ products and market position.