Surgical instruments and diagnostic equipment fall within the broad category of medical devices. Exemplary medical devices include catheters, endoscopes, stents, valves, and imaging equipment but extend far beyond these few examples. When you have surgery or even when sitting in the dentist’s chair, medical devices surround you. Innovations in this field enable more accurate diagnoses, better tools for intervention or preventative procedures, and faster patient recovery times. Our patent practitioners servicing this area come from a variety of backgrounds but usually have academic or industry experience in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, material science, electrical engineering, or a hybrid of the life sciences and engineering.