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Attorney Nieves Guest Lecturer For Medical Device Development Course At Dartmouth

(October 13, 2010, Manchester, NH) - Peter A. Nieves, a shareholder with the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA, will be  the honorary speaker for the graduate course Medical Device Development, presented by the Tuck School of Business and Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

The course provides an overview of existing medical devices and discusses methods for development, evaluation, and approval of new medical devices. It covers both diagnostic and interventional devices, clinical and pre-clinical testing issues, as well as providing discussions of FDA approval processes, funding startups and cost effectiveness analysis. The course involves several case studies as examples. Graduate students work in teams to analyze needs in a medical setting, derive a plan for a new medical device and analyze how best to develop the device with a new startup.

Nieves will be teaching on the effects of intellectual property in the Medical Device industry, specifically, patents. His presentation will cover the basics of patent law, statutory bars, domestic vs. foreign patent protection and costs, different categories of patent protection, how to address recent case law and other patent law related topics.

Nieves is a patent attorney, whose practice focuses on many aspects of intellectual property, including domestic and foreign preparation and prosecution of patents, domestic and foreign preparation and prosecution of trademarks, licensing, and disputes concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. He speaks regularly at Dartmouth College in the Tuck School of Business and the Thayer School of Engineering, and is an adjunct professor of Franklin Pierce Law Center.

Sheehan Phinney is a full service business law firm representing local, national and international clients with innovative approaches and practical solutions. Founded in 1937, Sheehan Phinney has grown to 63 attorneys with four offices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The firm is known for professional excellence, practical counsel and commitment to both its clients and the communities it serves.