Health Technology

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Overview

Verrill Dana’s Health Technology Group is a multi-disciplinary practice area that includes experienced attorneys from the firm’s health law, intellectual property, business, and litigation groups. The Health Technology Group provides legal services to a wide range of individuals, institutions and businesses including health information technology providers and suppliers, as well as pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical product and device manufacturers. Verrill Dana’s comprehensive representation of these entities includes litigation, transactional, licensing and regulatory matters.

The areas in which we provide legal services to our clients include:

Health Information Technology

  • Electronic data exchange requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Electronic Health and Medical Records and electronic health information systems
  • Risk management issues related to telemedicine
  • State and federal confidentiality issues related to health information exchanges
  • Marketing, distribution, and licensing agreements for information technology and data vendors
  • E-ICU and Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) agreements
  • Compliance with electronic discovery rules
  • Internet issues involving privacy, security, encryption, and defamation
  • Intellectual property establishment and protection

Contact: Kathleen G. Healy and Charles P. Bacall

Biopharma & Medical Device

  • FDA regulation of health-related information technology (e.g. medical devices, health care products)
  • Health products reimbursement
  • Arrangements with scientists and universities (inventions, royalties, etc.)
  • Consulting agreements, distributor agreements, medical director agreements, clinical trial/investigator contracts, grant agreements
  • Assisted reproductive technology matters
  • Biotechnology
  • Online pharmaceutical issues
  • Intellectual property establishment and protection

Contact: Andrew Rusczek

Medical Products and Devices

  • Corporate structure for physician-inventors
  • Intellectual property establishment and protection
  • Ownership dispute resolution
  • FDA issues, including drug and related product approvals
  • License agreement drafting and negotiation
  • Marketing and distribution of medical products and devices

Contact: Kathleen G. Healy

Representative Matters

  • Assisted nonprofit health information exchange with the development and implementation of a state-wide health information exchange among health care providers
  • Advised hospital regarding the implementation of its Electronic Medical Record system
  • Advised hospital with respect to infant alarm system
  • Negotiated PACS and eICU agreements for health care providers
  • Counseled health care provider regarding identity theft issues
  • Represented local surgeon in establishing patent rights for surgical tool and in negotiating its license to major American medical products company
  • Assisted engineer in negotiating development and licensing agreement for medical device to major French pharmaceutical company
  • Represented Midwest-based equine immunologist in negotiating development and licensing/acquisition agreement with major German biologics company
  • Represented Maine company in licensing bovine vaccine to major American pharmaceutical company
  • Represented Austrian company in the sale of its detection technology to local major veterinary services company
  • Represented local surgeon in the negotiation of development and licensing agreement for surgical device to major American hospital products company
  • Ongoing representation of local companies, university and research organizations for patent protection and/or licensing of biotechnology, including nanotechnology and cell manipulation and analysis inventions 
  • Ongoing representation of various surgeons and doctors for patent protection of medical devices and biologics
  • Represented patient advocacy company with respect to telemedicine issues, including nurse and allied health profession call center
  • Ongoing representation of assisted reproductive technology corporation, including risk management, contracting, and policy development
  • Assisted inventor of novel transgenic cloning technique in securing ownership of patent rights to invention
  • Assisted inventor of novel liquid chromatography column and process used in pharmaceutical research in enforcing patent rights
  • Assisted in defense of pioneer in mammalian cloning from claims of patent infringement and trade secrets theft
  • Represented a manufacturer of highly-specialized products for the health care industry in the sale of an interest of the company to a private equity firm in New York 
  • Ongoing general corporate representation of a Massachusetts business whose web-delivered 3-D medical animation application is the most comprehensive human anatomy visualization tool available today

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