The new product development process takes more time and resources than most people imagine. Our attorneys are often asked questions about intellectual property (IP) protection at a time when it is too late to obtain valid rights, or else after a significant IP threat has unexpectedly come to light. These scenarios can be devastating for a company, leaving it at a significant disadvantage from copying or excessive legal costs.
The key to managing these risks is to ask the right questions at the right time. Timing is crucial in order to optimise IP protection for your new product design.
This IP Toolkit marries up the stages of your product development process to relevant IP considerations for medical devices.
For advice on intellectual property protection for medical devices, contact the medical devices team on 0115 947 7977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.