FLYNN IP LAW has a focus on medical devices and the related area of surgical methods & tools. My background in biomedical engineering augmented by a second major in mechanical engineering provide a strong foundation for this work.
Medical devices include not only medical implants, dental implants, and ligating clips that are placed into the body but also therapeutic devices and drug delivery equipment used externally. Medical devices also includes the equipment used in the operating room, to obtain advanced imaging or measurements, and simulation devices used to train medical providers.
To work well in this space, a patent attorney needs to have one foot in the medical world and one foot in the engineering world. The patent examiners will attempt to use all sorts of non-medical examples of prior art to attempt to deny the grant of the patent claims. Creative claiming strategy should be crafted before drafting the application—including claiming strategies that seem more oriented to engineering than the medical field.