The Medical Device Practice Group provides knowledgeable and skilled counsel to medical device clients in every legal aspect of the operation of their businesses and in the creation, development, expansion, commercialization, preservation and protection of their proprietary assets.
Rutan & Tucker has assembled a team of highly qualified professionals from several practice areas to provide representation to companies engaged in all segments of the medical device industry, including diagnostics, cardiology, orthopedics, wound management, diabetic care, drug delivery, surgical innovation and pharmaceuticals. We have combined the talents and experience of our intellectual property specialists, who manage and strategically advise clients regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secret, trade dress, etc., with our corporate and transactional attorneys, litigators, real estate, and labor law practitioners to provide creative and effective solutions to the many complex legal and business issues that face emerging and established medical device companies.
The Group’s attorneys represent clients by providing services in all facets, including patent and trademark prosecution, patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, freedom to operate opinions, technology licensing and distribution agreements, trademark dilution actions, trade secret theft litigation, technology acquisition and transfer agreements, manufacturing agreements, research and development contracts, clinical trial agreements, OEM and supply contracts, confidentiality agreements, strategic partnering transactions, corporate finance (both private and public financings), mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, corporate governance, corporate restructurings, taxation, general business and commercial issues, employment matters, employee benefits and compensation, and antitrust, insolvency, bankruptcy and insurance issues. We also work closely with both local and national sources of equity and debt funding and provide representation in mergers and acquisitions involving medical device companies.