European expertise secures patent and design success for multinational medical corporation


A long-standing relationship between Potter Clarkson and a global medical device company headquartered in Japan has resulted in hundreds of patent matters being successfully handled before the European Patent Office.

The team at Potter Clarkson has worked with the company for over 15 years, and in 2018 it extended its relationship by also representing further divisions of the company on a number of patent matters.

Providing both sector expertise and a deep understanding of the European patent market, the firm works directly with the IP Management teams located across the USA, as well as with six US law firms in managing a European patent portfolio of several hundred active matters.


The relationship with Potter Clarkson has developed into a trusted partnership. The corporation relies on the firm’s expertise in Europe, which has been vital in representing its interests on hundreds of patent and designs matters at the European Patent Office. This has helped the company obtain a competitive advantage over other rival companies.