2016 Technology May-rathon: Protecting Digital Health Intellectual Property

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May 19, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM ET
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Substantial investment in digital health by corporations and universities alike—including the development of mobile health and wellness applications, electronic medical records, personal genomics, and medical imaging—has led to renewed interest in how to protect such investments. This can be particularly challenging, given that much of the intellectual property associated with digital health products and services is obvious from inspection, therefore making many traditional trade secret strategies ineffective or unnecessary.

Protecting digital health intellectual property is made even more challenging in light of the current legal climate in the United States and elsewhere, which sees many traditionally patentable types of innovation being denied patent protection on the basis that they are “abstract” or otherwise not patentable. 

This webinar will summarize developments in digital health patent litigation and post grant proceedings, and provide legal strategies for protecting digital health intellectual property, including obtaining patent protection, in view of these developments.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of recent US Supreme Court decisions and their impact on obtaining digital health patents
  • Strategies to overcome 101 rejections for bioinformatics and biomarker based inventions
  • Recent developments in patent litigation that affect digital health