What does Brexit mean for the protection of intellectual property in the medical device industry?
Brexit will no doubt have an impact on the US medical device industry, but the question remains as to what sort of impact it will be.
On June 23rd, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. That surprising and unprecedented vote, known as Brexit, was just the start of the process of withdrawal. The first official step will occur when the UK invokes Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which allows a member country to notify the EU of its withdrawal and obliges the EU to begin the complex and cumbersome process of negotiating a withdrawal agreement. The UK will not likely leave the EU until the withdrawal agreement...