Protecting your intellectual property is a necessary early step in getting it to the market and the bedside. Often, patent law is beyond the expertise of medical device innovators. Most academic institutions will have a designated in-house patent attorney or work with an established law firm. However, if you are an early-stage medical device innovator searching for the legal expertise necessary to protect your invention, the PMD Launchpad is ready to offer assistance with your search.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office searchable database and Google Patents are two resources to assist you in understanding your innovation’s intellectual property position.