IP protection for medical devices
The healthcare ecosystem has a wide range of different players but each has the common focus of improving patient care and outcomes. Collaboration between clinicians, researchers and engineers across different entities in the private and public sectors is common. Also, there are significant differences in the healthcare ecosystem in different countries.
Subtle shifts in IP strategy away from a purely commercial approach are often needed to try and achieve the common public interest goal. International variations in what can be protected and the nature of commercial relationships need to be taken into account at the start of developing an IP strategy.
“Over the years we have been working with Martin [Neilson] we have found him to be a highly skilled and efficient adviser with the depth of knowledge necessary to work with our technologies in a busy healthcare patent landscape. The advice and service is invaluable as we develop our innovative technology platforms.’’
Technical Director, Trio Healthcare Ltd