At GJE, we work closely with innovators in the biomedical engineering, medical engineering and bioengineering sector. Our biomedical engineering team specialises in protecting the intellectual property (IP) rights of such innovators, who apply engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for the purpose of improving healthcare.

Some of the biggest and most important problems facing the human race over the coming century will likely be tackled by people working in the biomedical engineering sector. From diagnosis to treatment, cutting-edge innovation continues to advance healthcare and improve lives.

In 2020, for example, more patent applications were filed for medical innovations than in any other sector. Biomedical engineering is therefore clearly a booming area of technological development, and it is therefore essential for innovators in this sector to factor IP into their business plan, right from the outset. IP rights not only protect innovation, but can also be leveraged to maximise return on investment, helping companies to scale up and grow.

Innovators in the biomedical engineering sector are well-advised to ensure that any IP they create is identified, documented and protected. In addition, it is of significant importance for innovators to ensure that they do not encounter conflicts with third-party IP in such a rapidly growing sector, which could potentially stop them in their tracks.

It is also important to have a thorough understanding of any potential IP issues that might present themselves and preclude the ability to secure the desired IP protection, such as ensuring the correct legal chain of ownership and the fundamental risks posed by disclosure, as early as possible.

GJE & BioMedEng

With a wealth of experience gained from working with clients in the biomedical engineering sector, GJE are the recommended intellectual property firm of the Association of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers (BioMedEng Association).

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