Medical Devices

Innovation in the medical devices sector is allowing millions of people to live healthier, more productive and independent lives. As technology develops and treatment options expand, IP disputes are more common, particularly with the increasing integration of high tech into medical devices.

Powell Gilbert has been involved in some of the leading cases in the medical devices field, including those at the interface between protecting patentee’s interests and ensuring the public interest in having continuing access to potentially life-saving treatment options. We have a deep knowledge of how markets for medical devices operate, and work closely with our clients to advise on pan-European strategies in the context of relevant legal, regulatory and commercial considerations.

Our team – many of whom have degrees in the life sciences, engineering, chemistry and computer sciences, some at doctorate level – have years of experience of advising clients to the medical devices sector, including in relation to stents, cochlear implants, heart valves, blood pressure monitors and surgical instruments.

"The team is extremely skilled, very responsive, and the level of expertise is very high"
Chambers and Partners

Example Cases

  • Abbott v Edwards Lifesciences (transcatheter mitral valve repair)
  • Edwards Lifesciences v Boston Scientific (transcatheter heart valves)
  • Advanced Bionics v MED-EL (cochlear implants)
  • Coloplast v Salts (ostomy devices)
  • Cook Medical v Boston Scientific (haemostasis clips)
  • Edwards Lifesciences v Meril (transcatheter heart valves)
  • Mölnlycke v BSN Medical (wound dressings)