Medical technologies and patents If your invention relates to surgical, therapeutical or diagnostic methods, getting patent protection in Europe requires careful thought, as the European patent law has special provisions for these.

When seeking protection for your product in the European Patent Office's 38 member states, it is important to understand what your options are. After all, patents are an essential part of business in many areas of medical technology, where products often only reach the market after years of investment and thus need strong protection. Patent examiners specialised in the medical field will be available to answer your questions on the EPO's stand at MEDICA. Jobs: Interested in becoming a patent examiner yourself? Ask at the EPO stand for more information.