For more than 15 years, attorneys in our medical device and life science practice group have played an instrumental role in developing intellectual property portfolios and protecting intellectual property rights for large companies, universities, physicians and start-ups. Our client base spans the breadth of the life science industry sectors from bio-products and pharmaceuticals to surgical tools and medical device technologies.

Our medical device and life science practice groups specialize in all aspects of intellectual property prosecution, counseling and enforcement in the United States and around the world. Brooks Kushman’s practice in this space reflects the realization that modern inventions often integrate aspects of several different scientific disciplines. As many of our patent professionals have prior experience in an academic or research environment, this commonality with professors, researchers and medical doctors creates an instant rapport with such inventors.

At the forefront of this rapidly evolving industry, our medical device and life science practice group has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications directed to such technologies.

Our experience in medical devices includes:

  • Medical and biomechanical devices
  • Surgical instruments
  • Orthopedic devices and implants
  • Dialysis systems
  • Imaging devices and methods
  • Ophthalmic devices
  • Tissue engineering
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic devices

Our experience in Life Science includes:

  • Small molecule pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • assays
  • food and dietary inventions,
  • diagnostic techniques
  • bioinformatics

Effective counseling, patent prosecution, and enforcement in the life sciences requires attorneys to have a complete understanding of inventions that often integrate aspects of molecular biology, chemistry, and physics. Brooks Kushman employs a team approach in which several patent professionals with appropriate technical expertise ensure a proper understanding of the invention is obtained and relevant legal issues analyzed.

Many of our professionals have advanced technical degrees and significant industry or academic and research experience. Their passion and experience in these fields creates a team of professionals that can tackle the most sophisticated IP issues faced by those in this emerging industry, and provides outstanding, high quality legal counsel as a true extension of your team.

As the largest intellectual property practice in the Midwest, we are recognized industry leaders and our professionals are trained to evaluate complex intellectual property issues in the context of the business environment, keeping your strategic goals at the forefront. We are committed to overcoming obstacles by devising solutions that reflect our clients’ distinct objectives while protecting their intellectual property assets.

  • Stephanie Mansfield Leads Industry Program Sessions for the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting
    Monday, October 15, 2018

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich.- Brooks Kushman principal Stephanie Mansfield is serving as General Manager – Conferences for the Industry and Clinical Committee within the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). In this role, Mansfield is responsible for managing all team members, team communications, and development and execution of all Industry and Clinical sessions at the...

  • Ranked As One Of The “Top 20 Firms” By Juristat
    Monday, May 08, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has been ranked second among the Top 20 Firms in Tech Centers 3600 and 3700 in the United States based on an objective measurement of firm performance in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Juristat. Tech Center 3600 represents Transportation, Construction, Electronic...

  • Stephanie Mansfield Appointed Lead within BMES
    Wednesday, March 01, 2017

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich.- Brooks Kushman registered patent agent Stephanie Mansfield has been appointed the Industry Committee Leadership Team Translation Lead within the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). The focus of the Translation team is to foster translation of biomedical engineering knowledge between biomedical engineers in industry, academia, and clinical settings. In her role,...

  • Brooks Kushman Expands Life Science and Chemistry Practice
    Tuesday, October 04, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has expanded its patent prosecution team with the addition of Associate Anand Viswanathan. Viswanathan will support Brooks Kushman clients in the life sciences, medical device and chemistry industries in the firm’s Southfield, Michigan office. In his role with Brooks Kushman, Viswanathan will focus on preparing and...

    • What’s New on Section 101 Jurisprudence
      Wednesday, August 09, 2017

      In this webinar, the panel, including Brooks Kuhsman Shareholder David Randall, discussed updates on patent eligible subject matter since the Alice Bank, Enfish, Mayo Collaborative, and Sequenom v. Ariosa line of cases. They covered case law from federal courts, decisions from the PTAB, results of the USPTO’s roundtables last year...