The Role Of IP In Medical Device Investments

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT) -- In 2011, many industries saw an increase in venture capital investments and the number of acquisitions of venture-backed companies and initial public offerings.

As the economy improves, financial activity should increase. Entrepreneurs can increase the chances that a medical device company will share in investments by making sure that the company’s patent portfolio is in good order.

In addition, medical device companies can make themselves attractive for investment or acquisition by ensuring freedom-to-operate for their technologies.

The medical device industry presents unique challenges. For example, bringing...
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