We recognise that advances in the medical technology sector often result from a multi-disciplinary approach to innovation. Our award-winning team brings together intellectual property (IP) professionals from a variety of technical backgrounds to provide IP services across all aspects of medical technology.

We offer the full range of IP services in relation to medical technology and devices. This includes drafting patent applications, pursuing and enforcing patent monopoly rights in Australia and overseas, patentability and freedom to operate searching, design registration and enforcement, IP auditing, due diligence analysis, confidentiality and licensing contracts, technology transfer agreements and dispute resolution. We also offer commercialisation support services.

Our Medical Technology team has an established track record across a wide spectrum of diagnostic, therapeutic and prosthetic medical technologies, including:

  • Audiology
  • Biomedical devices
  • Data processing
  • Dental appliances
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug delivery
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Implantable devices
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Medical bionics
  • Medical consumables
  • Medical imaging
  • Ophthalmology implants
  • Orthopaedic implants
  • Patient monitoring
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical instruments
  • Women’s health
  • Vascular implants

We are actively involved in industry groups such as AusBiotech, AusMedtech, Convergence Science Network, BioMelbourne Network, Small Technologies Cluster and the South Australian Medical Device Partnering Program.

Who to contact


Scott is the firm’s medical technology team leader. He is a registered patent attorney with over 16 years of experience dealing with intellectual property (IP) matters in life sciences.

To find out more, please contact Scott at scott.whitmore@pof.com.au