MedTech

Wisdom of the crowd: how to make sure IP doesn’t derail your crowdfunding efforts

Startups raising hundreds of thousands – even millions – of pounds via Kickstarter may be rarer than it once was, but crowdfunding remains a popular method of fundraising. There are a myriad of options, whether you go down the equity crowdfunding route offered by the likes of Seedrs, CrowdCube, and...

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Success of AI-driven healthcare depends on robust IP strategies

Artificial Intelligence in healthcare is undoubtedly having a moment. It is already transforming fields such as medical imaging where AI revolutionises image analysis, expanding its reach and improving overall quality. With the UK Government planning an AI revolution, healthcare AI start-ups stand to benefit, but only if they place Intellectual...

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Healthcare meets AI: new opportunities and new risks

“The development of smart technologies to analyse great quantities of data quickly and with a higher degree of accuracy than is possible by human beings opens up a whole new field of medical research and gives us a new weapon in our armoury in the fight against disease”. The Prime...

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The MedTech Patent Landscape in Numbers

Innovation in MedTech is rapidly increasing. With the highest rate of European applications filed and expanding global revenue, the trend is unlikely to slow any time soon. Over the past few years, the focus of innovation has shifted from more mature, conventional fields, particularly towards computer implemented inventions. However, the...

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Omni MedSci v. Apple reawakens patent troll debate

Apple has recently become involved in a lawsuit that looks set to reawaken the debate around non-practicing entities and the issue of so-called patent trolls. On 6 April 2018 Omni MedSci, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas alleging Apple was infringing four of Omni MedSci’s patents...

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