Medical Devices Patent Attorneys

Medical technologies represent another key practice area, complementing our strength in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Our medical device patent attorneys have backgrounds in a wide range of technical disciplines, from physics and mechanical engineering to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, providing a cross-disciplinary service that ensures the best outcomes for our clients.

Patent protection for Medical Devices

In this video our medical device patent attorneys explain how we help clients build effective patent portfolios covering the whole spectrum of development in this field.

As specialist medical device patent attorneys, we help clients obtain effective patent protection covering the complete range of products and processes in this field, for example:

• Surgical instruments
• Drug delivery devices
• Respiratory apparatus
• Drug delivery devices
• Wound care
• Implantable devices
• Patient monitoring
• Manufacturing technology
• Diagnostics and sensors
• Instrumentation

We also carry out freedom-to-operate analyses and risk assessments in relation to competitor patents, which is particularly important for medical devices in view of the large number of patent applications that are filed in this sector, and the prevalence of patent thickets that can make market access difficult.

In particular, we investigate the patent landscape relevant to our clients’ products and provide guidance to our clients regarding the scope of competitor patents and how to avoid infringement of those patent rights. This work often generates innovative solutions, which we then protect with new patent applications, thereby protecting our clients’ investment in their product development. Furthermore, where appropriate, we take aggressive action to invalidate and clear away obstructive patents that impede our clients' activities.

We also advise clients in respect of registered and unregistered design rights that protect the shape and appearance of products, which is an important aspect of IP protection for many medical devices that are often overlooked, particularly in relation to low-cost, easily-copied consumables.

IP Toolkit for Product Design: Medical Devices
If intellectual property (IP) protection opportunities and threats are identified at the right stage of the design or research process they can benefit the end product design and its commercial success. Our Medical Devices team has put together this IP toolkit with this specific technology sector in mind. 

Adamson Jones can also provide information on a full range of patent services including patent applications, patent processes, and international patents. Our specialist attorneys will be able to offer you a fully tailored service that will best benefit you and your business.

To discuss your intellectual property requirements with a qualified attorney in confidence, and at your convenience, please call us on +44 115 947 7977 or email


Meet the team

Our team of patent and trade mark attorneys offers an engaging and vibrant blend of youth and experience with technical expertise in a variety of different disciplines.

IP In Person

Watch our short video clips for comments on the latest IP news and developments as well as best practice tips for IP strategy and management.