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Devanie DuFour

Devanie A. DuFour’s practice includes patent prosecution with an emphasis on competitive strategies. She focuses on the mechanical and medical device industry. Ms. DuFour was a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she reviewed orthopedic, dental, and surgical technologies. 

Ms. DuFour received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For her undergraduate thesis, she designed a robotic arm to teach autistic children social movements. She attended William & Mary School of Law, where she interned at the William & Mary Technology Transfer Office. 

Ms. DuFour worked as a summer associate in 2012 and joined the firm as an associate in 2013.

William & Mary School of Law, J.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), B.S., Mechanical Engineering
District of Columbia Bar
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Consumer Products & Services

Aesthetics & Personal Care Products

Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology

Aesthetics & Implants


Annulus & Nucleus Repair


Biocompatible Polymers & Coatings

Cardiac Assist Device (E.g., LVAD & Heart Pumps)


Catheters & Probes

Dental Devices


Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Embolic Protection & Clot Retrieving

Hypertension Management Devices


Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

Medical Informatics & Software Systems

Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures




Peripheral Artery Disease


Sleep Apnea

Spinal Cages

Spinal Fusion

Spinal Posterior Instrumentation

Spinal Stenoses


Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Sterile Field Devices

Structural Heart

Surgical Equipment

Transcatheter & Surgical Aortic, Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Replacement

Urology & Incontinence

Valvular Incompetence

Women’s Health & OB/GYN

Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 “United States” for Patent Prosecution (2021)
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