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Diagnostics and medical Devices


The diagnostics and medical devices industry is fast-moving and highly competitive. Businesses face a unique selection of challenges - not least promoting and fostering innovation to remain at the technological forefront of the sector, a complex and evolving regulatory picture, and in some areas, a highly litigious patent environment.


At the same time, industry players are seeking to improve the efficiency and sustainability of healthcare delivery, to achieve faster and more accurate testing, and to develop less-invasive methods in order to enhance the patient experience.


Known for premium legal advice and client service, our lawyers assist the world's leading life sciences companies in protecting and commercialising their intellectual property, in defending themselves against diagnostics and medical device patent enforcement actions, in navigating the regulatory environment and in driving value-enhancing transactions.

We provide strategic oversight on a global scale and combine deep technical and scientific knowledge to deliver innovative solutions and help clients achieve their specific legal and business needs. 

Our award-winning team has significant expertise within the diagnostics and medical devices industry, and the majority of our intellectual property lawyers have scientific or engineering backgrounds.

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"What sets the highly-recommended firm apart from competitors which focus largely on drug-based pharmaceuticals is the variety of cases under the life sciences umbrella in which its partners are involved. Diagnostics are a particular strength of the firm, for example with partner Sebastian Moore leading client Ariosa Diagnostics to a settlement with opponents Illumina and Sequenom."
JUVE Patent 2022

Tier 1 for Life Sciences and Healthcare
Legal 500 UK 2021

'A top-tier team, very impressive.'
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Legal 500 UK

'Firm of the Year: Patent Strategy & Management'
LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2020

'Firm to Watch: Litigation & Enforcement'
LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2020

'The lawyers combine the high quality and sophisticated knowledge of a boutique law firm with the approach, mind-set and language skills of an international firm. So what we get is a combination of high-quality legal advice given to us in a very concise, practical and helpful way'
Legal 500, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Italy

'Band 1, Life Sciences'
Chambers Australia

'Life Sciences Firm of the Year – Italy'
LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2020

Recent Experience

Multinational diagnostics company

on various EU and UK regulatory queries, including on the medical devices regulations and Brexit-related regulatory challenges

Ariosa Diagnostics

in defending multiple patent infringement suits in Europe and in Australia on behalf of Ariosa Diagnostics over a period of several years, in relation to the Harmony® non-invasive prenatal test.

Foundation Medicine

in defending patent infringement proceedings brought in German and advised on broader European patent litigation strategy in relation to Foundation Medicine in relation to FoundationOne® Liquid - a liquid biopsy and companion diagnostic product.


in successfully defending revocation proceedings and provided strategic advice in relation to the injection pen used to deliver Sanofi's Lantus and Solostar – Lantus at the time was Sanofi's leading diabetes medicine.


in defending a UK patent infringement in relation to the autoinjector used to deliver AbbVie's Humira, the biggest-selling pharmaceutical product globally at the time. 

Abbott Laboratories

in advising on potential patent infringement and revocation proceedings in the UK, regarding Abbott Laboratories' blood glucose testing strips.

Our Capabilities

Our expert teams provide a diverse range of legal services to our clients in the Diagnostics and medical Devices sector

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