IP protection for wellness and wearables

We’re all becoming increasingly aware of the physical and mental benefits of good health and how it can deliver a high quality of life. This is driving a surge in demand for wearable technology and other personal healthcare products which enable us to monitor and improve aspects of our health. Innovation in technologies related to lifestyle and wellbeing continues to grow and diversify into areas including femtech, XR and apps. If you're innovating in this exciting sector, registering IP rights will encourage competitive product development while distinguishing and safeguarding your brand — protecting your investment or helping to secure essential funding to bring your innovative products to market. Our dedicated wellness and wearables team of IP attorneys has the experience to partner with you to navigate this increasingly crowded sector.

How we can help protect your IP

Doing good things is one of our core values and we’re genuinely proud to help protect innovations which have the potential to improve lives and have a positive impact on the world.

Our IP attorneys have particular experience in the following areas:

  • applications of virtual, augmented and mixed reality-based applications to healthcare-focused training systems and direct implementations in obstetrics, gynaecology, cardiology, emergency and critical care
  • applications of machine learning to healthcare monitoring systems
  • wearable tech (such as diabetes management systems)
  • hair removal technology and skin treatment systems
  • home-monitoring and remote-diagnosis vision kits for smartphones
  • microneedle and drug delivery kits for home use
  • mobility assistance devices (such as electric wheelchairs)
  • transcranial magnetic brain stimulation for the treatment of depression
  • orthotics and prosthetics

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Case studies

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Brandon Medical

Lighting the way for new medical technology

When securing patent protection for a number of complex aspects of an invention, the ability to submit robust technical arguments is key.

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Anonymous medical client

Taking a scalpel to a European patent

We identified a fatal flaw and entirely revoked a competitor’s patent on the rare basis of insufficiency.

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Extract Technology

Securing patent rights before a product launch

When you need patents drafted quickly for a very technical product, it helps to bring in a real industry expert to get to grips with the invention.

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