Gerard von Hoffmann is a partner in our Silicon Valley and Orange County offices. He specializes in client practice in the medical device industry including offensive and defensive competitive strategies, infringement studies, financings, strategic transactions and patent prosecution. His technical experience involves a variety of cardiovascular interventions, including peripheral and coronary angioplasty, intracranial access and procedures, drug delivery, abdominal aortic aneurysm grafts, transluminal mitral annuloplasty, left atrial appendage occlusion devices, intravascular brachytherapy, rotational atherectomy, steerable angioplasty guidewires, and a variety of additional diagnostic and therapeutic devices and procedures. He has been involved in a variety of orthopedic device projects, including ultrasonic total hip revision devices, bone fracture fixation devices, and various devices and procedures relating to the spine, including spinal fusion, mobility preservation, access, nucleotomy, spinal stenosis, and posterior instrumentation.
Mr. von Hoffmann has also served on the Board of Directors of CardioVascular Dynamics, Inc. (angioplasty, drug delivery and related intravascular products), Radiance Medical Systems, Inc. (intravascular brachytherapy), Triage Medical, Inc. (orthopedic fixation devices), NeoMatrix, LLC (breast cancer screening), ValenTx, Inc. (implants for morbid obesity) and Osseon Therapeutics Inc. (unipedicular vertebroplasty). He also manages www.knobbemedical.com.
Mr. von Hoffmann joined the firm in 1986 and became a partner in 1989.
Honorable Helen W. Nies, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1984 -1986