Medical inventions require a particular knowledge of the case law regarding diagnostic methods, surgical methods, product claims with method aspects, product-by-process claims and disclaimers.

There are important differences in the solutions to some of these legal questions adopted by the European Patent Office as compared to the national institutions such as the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court. For this reason, optimum legal advice with regard to prosecuting patent applications and the handling of opposition, nullity and infringement cases must take this aspect carefully into consideration.

Our mechanical, electrical, biochemical and life-science trained attorneys handle all aspects of intellectual property in this highly competitive field such as coronary stents, implants and pacemakers, to name but a few.