Legal Concepts for Biomaterials Engineers

Miles Grody, Stephen f. Badylak

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Medical device professionals are exposed to numerous situations throughout their careers that require familiarity with various legal concepts. This chapter introduces various situations and transactions in which medical device professionals typically will have the opportunity to exercise judgment regarding legal matters, including employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, intellectual property and management of inventions, contract negotiation and drafting, sponsored research and license agreements, and litigation support. The authors provide a foundation and framework for how to approach and evaluate such situations, and offer guidance for how medical device professionals can partner with attorneys to optimize outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomaterials Science
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction to Materials in Medicine
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780128161371
ISBN (Print)9780128161388
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • America Invents Act
  • Attorney
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Contract breach
  • Contract compliance
  • Contract negotiation
  • Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Employment agreement
  • Freedom to operate
  • IP
  • Intellectual property
  • Laboratory notebook
  • Litigation
  • MUA
  • Materials use agreement
  • NDA
  • Patent
  • Patent license agreement
  • Sponsored research agreement
  • Trade secret


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