Successful medical technology is often born out of complex scientific insight. At Mewburn Ellis, our patent and design experts understand the technical details of your work and, along with our trade mark attorneys, will help you protect every aspect of your IP.


Whether you are seeking patents, need design registration for the aesthetics of your product or wish to safeguard your branding and trade marks, you can trust Mewburn Ellis. We can help you secure, enforce and exploit all of your intellectual property rights.

Medtech patents

Our expert team of patent attorneys is drawn from a wide range of technical backgrounds, including chemistry & materials, engineering and electronics.

Examples of medical technology areas that we work in are:

  • medical devices
  • instruments and materials such as: stents; dental, ophthalmic and orthopaedic materials
  • ophthalmic devices including retinal implants and ophthalmic lenses
  • nebulisers and drug delivery systems
  • wound healing systems
  • implantable sensors and other diagnostic instruments
  • surgical instruments including electrosurgical devices
  • catheters, syringes and other medical disposables

Our Medtech team also includes patent attorneys from our life sciences group working alongside our biotechnology sector team with their focus encompassing diagnostics including In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD), and regenerative medicine including tissue culture systems and tissue scaffold materials.

At Mewburn Ellis, we are committed to keeping our comprehensive technical understanding up-to-date and relevant. Which is why some of our attorneys regularly attend medical technology conferences held both in the UK and overseas.

Trade mark advice for the Medtech sector

Our large, well-established team of trade mark experts helps our Medtech clients to secure trade marks and also advises on the adoption of trade marks, in terms of availability to use and register. They are well known for successfully handling complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes through both opposition and other contentious proceedings, often in tandem with negotiating settlement agreements with the help of our dispute resolution team.

All of our patent and trade mark attorneys have sound business acumen and can provide practical, commercially-focused business advice. We can make sure IP rights are being exploited to the full and that future filings are in line with commercial goals. We also have considerable expertise in the strategic management of IP portfolios.

IP support for the Medtech sector

Whatever your size, whether you are an individual healthcare professional, a start-up or a multinational corporate, you can be confident we will listen to your needs – tailoring our advice to meet specific requirements, budgets and commercial goals.

Our patent and trade mark attorneys are well supported by our legal services team who have considerable experience in assisting with exploitation of IP rights and dealing with regulatory issues. And our dispute resolution team is always on hand to deal with any contentious issues.

If there is a need for IP training at any level within your business or you are part of a legal team that would benefit from our in-house assistance service, you will find Mewburn Ellis easy to work with and understanding of your commercial goals.

Finally, our renewals service can help with payment of renewal fees for all IP rights across the Medtech sector.