GJE x Barcelona Health Hub – Intellectual Property Consultation

Leading European IP firm GJE are offering free IP consultations to all members of the Barcelona Health Hub to provide initial advice and guidance on how best to protect their innovation.

Who are GJE?

Gill Jennings & Every (GJE) are a specialist Intellectual Property firm, ranked No. 1 for two years running in the Financial Times’ listing of “Europe’s Leading Patent Firms”. Based in London and Munich but acting for clients globally, our award-winning team of European Patent, Trade Mark & Design Attorneys provide the ideal combination of legal, technical and commercial expertise to help turn your innovations, brands and designs into commercial success.

Our specialist HealthTech team have particular expertise in advising on the protection of digital health technologies, where the law is changing rapidly and can be difficult to navigate. We advise an extensive and varied list of clients – from early-stage start-ups, university spin-outs and investors to multi-national companies. In the Medical & Health Technology field, our clients include:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Skin Analytics
  • Oxford University Innovations
  • Novoic
  • Imperial College Innovations
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How you can benefit from a free initial IP consultation with GJE

The rapid pace of HealthTech innovation during 2020 and 2021 has been well documented. During this period, more patent applications were filed for medical and health technology than in any other field. However, we have found there are often misconceptions around how best to secure protection for digital health innovation. An IP clinic provides the opportunity to discuss your specific IP strategy in confidence with a member of our specialist HealthTech team. Common questions include:

  • Is your technology patentable and, if so, is patent protection the right option?
  • How can you navigate third party IP rights and assess your freedom to operate?
  • How can you use registered trade marks to best protect your brand?
  • Should you exploit other relevant forms of IP, such as registered designs or knowhow?
  • Are there any ownership issues, for example due to your technology being developed in cooperation with a third party?

These sessions are directed at all those involved in innovation within the Digital Health and wider HealthTech sector, whatever their stage of development: The sessions can give some initial direction to early-stage companies seeking to lay the foundations of a IP strategy, provide a second opinion on the IP portfolio of more established companies and provide informed guidance to investors on carrying out IP due diligence relating to potential healthtech investments.

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