Medical Devices & Technologies

Medical Devices & Technologies

Australia’s medical device industry is well established and internationally recognised.

Local companies face major competition for funding  to develop new technology. So a sophisticated IP strategy from the early stages of development is imperative.

The monopoly rights granted by IP ownership can be a powerful asset with which to attract funding and maintain investor confidence.

Protection from the outset

The speed of new products and entrants  in this market, both locally and globally, make it crucial to have a protectable commercial position. A common pitfall is  significant R&D expenditure on a project, before discovering  there is not a viable protectable position.

It also is important to understand that with strong IP rights and a sophisticated industry, there can be significant freedom-to-operate barriers, when seeking to enter the Australian and overseas markets.

Working with a specialised medical device IP team from the outset will ensure you are fully informed and confident through all stages of development.  Medical device innovations typically span a range of different technology areas. This requires extensive cross-disciplinary knowledge from your IP team, as well as an understanding of some of the commercialisation challenges unique to the medical device market.

Technically talented team

At Davies Collison Cave, we have the expertise for every technological aspect of your innovation.  The attorneys in our Medical Devices and Technologies team have been selected for their  scientific and legal skills.  This team can also draw on the knowledge of more than 80 other high calibre IP professionals nationally.

We also understand the complexity involved in commercialising technology in the medical devices sector. Our team of trade mark and commercial lawyers will identify and protect your distinctive branding and draft appropriate commercial agreements and contracts to ensure your IP is secure.

Our attorneys have expertise in a range of technological areas including:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology and Medicine.

The Medical Devices and Technologies team has specific knowledge and experience in:

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Electronic monitoring systems
  • Cardiac monitoring and stimulation
  • Cardiac assist devices
  • Catheters
  • Dental devices
  • Ventilators
  • Nanotechnology based devices
  • Ocular implants and prosthetics
  • Robotic systems
  • Bioinformatics.