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Expert Consult with Nicole Dunham, Perkins Coie LLP, IP Advice for Medtech Startups

September 28, 2022

Are you looking for advice on IP for Your Medtech startup? Apply by Sept 21!

Apply to speak to attorney Nicole Dunham about the issues that medtech companies face from basics like identifying what is potentially patentable subject matter, strategies for building a patent portfolio, and patent-related diligence surrounding funding rounds and acquisitions. 

About Nicole Dunham

Nicole Dunham is vice-chair of Perkins Coie’s Patent Prosecution & Portfolio Counseling practice. She focuses on implementing patent strategies to further her clients’ business objectives and goals. Nicole’s practice encompasses all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, strategic development of patent portfolios, freedom to operate analysis, patent validity analysis, and other intellectual property due diligence. She has extensive experience with both investor-side and company-side patent-related due diligence, representing venture capital firms, institutional investors, multinational corporations and emerging companies from incubation through acquisition. She also partners with patent litigation counsel on infringement matters, as well as transactional counsel during corporate financings and M&A transactions associated with tech companies.

Within the medical device sector, Nicole has significant experience counseling clients in a variety of different fields, including neurostimulation and monitoring, metered dose inhalers, auto-injectors, cardiac valve replacement and repair (aortic and mitral valve), cardiac pacing, neurovascular devices, orthopedic devices, vascular surgery, otorhinolaryngological systems, gastrointestinal devices, electrosurgical tools, stents, shunts, gynecological devices, therapeutic ultrasound, and ophthalmic devices. She also has significant experience with medical imaging, real-time marker tracking, digital health, and wearables.

Our Expert Consults are hosted by leading experts who have generously offered their services pro bono to our entrepreneurs.

If you choose a timeslot, we will require a $100 credit card deposit. The deposit will be refunded the day after you attend. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please be punctual; arrivals late by more than 15 minutes will be considered no-shows.

If you find that you are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to 5 days in advance. (This will give us time to offer the slot to the first person on the waitlist.) We regret that we cannot honor requests made at a later time.

NICOLE S. DUNHAM PARTNER Firmwide Vice Chair, Patent Prosecution & Portfolio Counseling Practice