Obtaining effective protection for medical inventions requires particular knowledge of the case law relating to diagnostic methods, surgical methods, product claims with method features, process patents and disclaimers.
There are important differences in the decision-making practice and the case law of the European Patent Office as compared to the national institutions such as the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice. For this reason, these aspects must be taken into consideration in drafting patent claims and handling opposition, nullity and infringement cases.
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’S attorneys-at-law and its patent attorneys trained in mechanical and electrical engineering, biochemistry and biotechnology are perfectly acquainted with the peculiarities of patenting medical devices and frequently advise clients in this field about obtaining and enforcing patents.
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