The client required advice on IP protection and management for a novel anaesthesia delivery system.
We met the inventors to understand their technology, intended use and current IP status and conducted an evaluation of the patents already filed by the inventors. This MedTech IP project included a comprehensive patent prior-art search and analysis to determine whether the ideas could be protected and whether there was freedom to operate in the field.
We advised on - and subsequently managed - the process of combining some of the previously filed patents into one international patent and filing one completely new patent with the UK intellectual property office. Our patent research also identified a complimentary technology from a different NHS Trust and we successfully concluded a collaboration with that Trust to enable the technologies to be developed together.
This work led to a comprehensive yet cost-effective patent prosecution strategy and a new product to compliment the portfolio. Moreover, this technology range is now being developed under the SAFIRA brand by Medovate Ltd.