Medical device companies are driven by innovation, and typically invest heavily in research and development. Valid patents are essential to protect this investment, but patenting in this constantly evolving area presents a number of challenges. This CPD webinar will cover the latest developments in case law from the United States and Europe, with a particular emphasis on practical advice for claiming this type of innovation.
The second part of the session covers new EU regulations governing medical devices. These are aimed at significantly tightening controls to ensure that they are safe and effective and at the same time foster innovation and improve the competitiveness of the medical device sector. A working knowledge of these changes is vital to patent practitioners in the sector, as they will result in profound changes to the way their clients conduct business.
Mr Gustaf Duhs (Stephens and Bolton) – Gustaf is the head of the firm's competition and regulatory team and has experience of advising on a broad range of regulatory law matters.
Mr Loren Hulse (Stoel Rives, USA) - Loren is a US patent attorney and partner of Stoel Rives who assists life science companies in creating and maintaining valuable patent and trademark portfolios. He has extensive experience in prosecuting patents relating to medical devices such as diagnostic kits, catheters, infusion therapy and cardiac assist devices.
Dr Adrian Bradley (Cleveland Scott York) – Adrian is a European and Chartered patent attorney practicing in the fields of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
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