Medical device companies operate in a rapidly evolving industry where knowledge, speed and efficiency are rewarded. Often these companies move from conception to acquisition or initial public offering over a short period of time. To gain competitive advantage, sustain innovations and successfully manage rapid growth, proper groundwork and execution are essential.

Members of the Medical Device team assist medical device companies with a  variety of interrelated business and legal issues, including:

  • Identifying and protecting key intellectual property through patents, trademarks, licensing and other contractual protections.
  • Developing employment and consulting agreements, including non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, work for hire and conflict of interest provisions, and qualified and non-qualified equity incentive plans.
  • Structuring and negotiating financing from a variety of sources which may include angel investors, research grants, venture capital funds, strategic investors, banks and other financial institutions and public markets.
  • Preparing for product commercialization, including identifying and securing necessary regulatory approval, such as FDA approval and export licenses, and developing manufacturing capabilities.
  • Leveraging their innovation by structuring and negotiating strategic partnerships and corporate alliances.

Medical device companies in all stages of their growth cycle, from start-ups seeking an initial capital investment to publicly traded companies, rely on Bryan Cave for legal advice. The services we provide include:

  • Intellectual Property Creation and Protection
  • Structuring and Negotiating Financing
  • Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Alliances
  • Employment and Consulting Arrangements
  • Compliance and Regulatory Services
  • Experience in IPO and M&A Exit Strategies

Our comprehensive services provide the legal advice and business acumen medical device companies need at every phase of their growth. Our professionals also provide clients with:

Speed: managing the financing process to accelerate a deal from the structuring/term sheet stage through the closing.

Efficiency: utilizing our experience and state-of-the-art form documents to maximize the efficiency of drafting and negotiating of definitive transaction documents.

Effective Negotiations: identifying key value drivers in a deal and making the most of them while reducing risk by uncovering and avoiding common deal pitfalls.

Seeing the Big Picture: advising on all aspects of your business and at all stages of its growth, from seed funding through acquisition or initial public offering.

Creating Value: understanding your technology and its role in your business means a more effective intellectual property strategy and a more valuable enterprise.

Rapid Commercial Response: responding rapidly and knowledgably to complete licensing, sales, collaboration and other commercial contracts at the speed of business.