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Medical Devices

Mayer Brown lawyers have deep experience providing a full array of legal services to the medical device industry across the globe. Our clients include international medical device companies, start-ups, academic institutions and individuals.

Our Medical Device group has extensive market, technical and industry knowledge and experience. The group includes lawyers from our intellectual property, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, product liability and mass torts, class actions, licensing, regulatory, corporate and securities, and tax practices.

Many of our lawyers have interdisciplinary qualifications in areas of prime importance to the industry, including medicine, pharmacy, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, biochemistry and biology. Many of our practitioners hold doctorate degrees (MD, PhD, PharmD) and master’s degrees in those fields. We have more than 50 registered patent lawyers with science degrees who are admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). A number of them have worked in industry as scientists, engineers and in-house counsel.

Our team’s extraordinary grounding helps us quickly understand our clients’ legal, scientific and practical concerns in the full range of complex technologies and clinical settings, which enables us to provide advice and representation tailored to our clients’ specific circumstances. We know not only the applicable law but also its practical application within the medical device industry. Our team spans the globe from Asia to Europe to the Americas. In China, we have the added experience of handling medical malpractice cases.

Our Medical Device group advises on a full range of issues related to the entire life cycle of medical devices, from the creation of a medical device, to the myriad functions necessary to form and operate a medical device company, to litigation over medical devices. Those capabilities include:

  • US FDA and EU regulatory
  • Intellectual property counseling
  • Licensing negotiations
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Product liability and mass torts
  • Consumer class actions
  • Appellate
  • Trial proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board including Inter Partes reviews
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Transactions and joint ventures
  • Antitrust and competition
  • International transfer pricing and taxation
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
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