Medtech is transforming the healthcare landscape at a rapid pace, compelling industry leaders to protect and defend their software innovations in medical devices and services from a host of competitors. When bet-the-company patent disputes threaten the existence of a company and its life-saving technology, clients turn to Sidley for guidance. Our IP Litigation team offers the accumulated knowledge and experience of lawyers practicing at the intersection of life sciences and technology, together with the institutional resources of a full-service, multinational law firm.
Leaders in IP Litigation
Our veteran lawyers are at the forefront of IP Litigation for the medtech industry, having successfully conducted numerous trials in this area in the past decade. With a deep bench of first-chair trial lawyers, we have led significant patent litigation victories in district courts, at the PTAB and on appeal, representing medtech and medical devices clients, as well as pharmaceutical, biotech, electronics and software companies. Our work includes numerous recent trial wins on behalf of industry leaders, as well as handling over 300 PTAB proceedings in parallel with litigation.
“Patent Impact Case of the Year”
LMG Life Sciences Awards 2019
Deep Industry Knowledge
We have a strong understanding of the technical issues that are central to medtech litigation, including software, source code and other innovative features. Our lawyers frequently delve into the software and code of high-tech medical devices to identify the distinction between innovation and infringement. Working closely with our colleagues on Sidley’s Global Life Sciences and Food, Drug and Medical Device teams, we provide scientific and business counsel to help clients navigate complex FDA compliance requirements and clearance filings.
We also advise innovative medical device companies that have not historically been considered medtech companies but are now defining themselves as such. Our lawyers provide tailored advice to these companies as they seek to swiftly invest in, acquire or deploy new digital solutions, helping them to leverage technology to grow their businesses.
Our work covers many types of medical devices, including representing multinational corporations who create:
- Remote cardiac monitoring devices
- Spinal cord stimulation systems
- Surgical robotics
- Smartwatches and other wearable fitness trackers