NK Patent Law has significant experience in patent application preparation and prosecution for medical device patents. Each of our professionals bring the skills from their engineering and science degrees to drafting and prosecution patent applications in the medical devices space. Our medical device patents practice is diverse and experienced, working with cutting edge and established technologies. Our clients have received funding, highly competitive grant awards, and have been acquired by major players looking to expand their offering or competitors in the field.

NK Patent Law currently works with the following medical device and medical related technologies:

  • Medical imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology
  • Medical spectroscopy
  • Medicine dispensers for ophthalmology and aromatherapy
  • Medical devices that monitor sleep activity
  • Devices for use with Electronic Health Records
  • Biomarkers for use in medical fields
  • Medical prosthetics
  • Medical products for use in treating sleep apnea
  • Devices for use in administering dosages
  • Applicators for use in taking biological samples
  • Devices for use in providing nutritional supplements
  • Robotic pharmaceutical dispensing devices
  • Topical treatments for treating skin ailments
  • Surgical instruments
  • Mobility walkers and support devices
  • Heart stents
  • Antimicrobial preparations
  • Authentication methods for authenticating prescriptions and health records

Our clientele includes medical device design firms, cardiologists and physicians, privately held companies with high tech startups, and universities.

Ashley Johnson worked in biochemical research in both the pharmaceutical industry and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and brings over a decade of patent experience to the profession.

Lyle Gravatt works in the group as well, having a degree in physics and having experience in nanotechnology, water purification, and diagnostic systems.

Ani Agrawal‘s background includes his research in cryogenics research and 6 years of teaching university chemistry.

Joseph Shin has an extensive and wide range of technical knowledge, from pharmaceutical compounds to bio-molecules.


Representative Work

U.S. Patent No. 9,149,595
“Respiratory Mask Assembly”
A respiratory mask assembly is provided. The assembly includes at least one post having a nasal engaging portion on about a first end thereof for delivering treatment gases to the nasal cavity of a patient. A mask having an inlet for receiving treatment gases from a fluid source and at least one receptacle for being sealably engaged with a respective one of the at least one post for delivering treatment gases from the inlet through the receptacle and into the nasal cavity of the patient is provided. The mask is configured for selective sealable engagement with the patient’s mouth, patient’s nose, or both the patient’s mouth and the patient’s nose.

U.S. Patent No. 8,940,040
“Device for Endovascular Aortic Repair and Method of Using the Same”
A device and method for endovascular repair of a patient’s aorta is disclosed. The device includes a frame component that has a balloon-expandable frame and a self-expanding frame secured to the balloon-expandable frame. The device also includes a valve element positioned at the proximal end of the frame component. The device may include another prosthetic component that may be secured to the frame component. The prosthetic component may include at least one conduit configured to receive a covered stent.

U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2012/0116325
“Medicinal Delivery Device”
A medicinal delivery device is provided. The device includes a clip defining an ala inner surface-engaging portion about a first end thereof. The clip also defines an ala outer surface-engaging portion about a second end thereof. The ala outer surface-engaging portion is in spaced-apart and generally inward facing arrangement relative to the first end of the clip. This forms a gap between the ala inner surface-engaging portion and the ala outer surface-engaging portion for receiving a patient’s ala. A medicine chamber is carried about the first end of the clip for dispensing medicine into the patient’s nasal cavity.