Design patents can provide extra protection for medical robots

Filing design patents can protect a medical robot’s overall aesthetic and the software user interface.

Roman Fayerberg, Todd C. Basile and David J. Dykeman, Greenberg Traurig

[Image from Pixabay]Medical robotics companies often emphasize utility patents when building strategic patent portfolios, given the complex nature of robotics technology. However, don’t overlook design patents, which provide another layer of protection by covering elements of robotics beyond the scope of utility patents.

A robust patent portfolio is an important indicator of a successful medical robotics company. As the medical robotics industry continues to grow and more and more companies enter the increasingly competitive market, a medical robotics company needs a comprehensive and strategic patent portfolio around its technology to compete. A strategic patent portfolio attracts investors, keeps competitors at bay, and provides necessary ammunition in litigation.

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3 ways to a strategic medtech patent portfolio

[Photo by Hassan Pasha on Unsplash]Protecting innovations leads to medtech success. Top Greenberg Traurig patent attorneys explain how.

Roman Fayerberg and David J. Dykeman, Greenberg Traurig

A strategic patent portfolio is key to a medtech company’s growth and success, but building a robust patent portfolio takes strategy, time and money.

While there are no shortcuts to building a strategic patent portfolio, there are several ways medtech companies can get a head start on the competition.

Go to the MassDevice sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing to discover some of the strategies. 

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Medical device litigation and COVID-19: What you need to know

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a new set of medical device litigation challenges — but also a chance for an industry reset. One of Greenberg Traurig’s top medtech litigation lawyers shares her insights.

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Sara Thompson doesn’t take any guff when she tells people that she defends medical device and pharmaceutical companies from lawsuits.

“I say, ‘I sleep great at night because the companies I represent make things that can save and sustain life,’” said Thompson, who is vice chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice at Greenberg Traurig.

Thompson thinks the case in defense of medtech is even stronger now that Americans and people around the world desperately need medical devices, drugs and vaccines to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Both drug and device companies want to help. A lot of our client…

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