Wednesday 7 December 2022 | 3:00pm (London – GMT)

What will the talk cover?

Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney Jack Severs will be giving a talk as part of The GIANT Health Event’s “Future Hospitals” Programme.

GJE’s research over the last two years has identified Surgical technology as a particularly rapidly growing area of innovation, with a huge growth in patent filings over the last 10 years. This area of technology encompasses, in particular, surgical robotics, virtual and augmented reality systems and machine learning, which we refer to in this report as subsectors of “computer-aided surgery”. However, there are significant challenges to the protection of innovation in this area, which is disrupting further innovation and commercialisation of these technologies.

Based on GJE’s recently published whitepaper on “Computer-Aided Surgery“, this talk will cover the main innovation trends, the importance of IP strategy in commercialising and promoting the widespread adoption of these new technologies and the main challenges facing innovators in this area.

Jack will look at some of the restrictions on patenting these technologies at the UK and European patent offices and how to navigate these to obtain the broad protection that these new innovations warrant, to facilitate their commercialisation and faster adoption.

Who will be speaking?

Jack Severs is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney who advises a wide range of clients, from large multinationals to SMEs and university spin-outs across the fields of health tech, electronics, engineering and computer-implemented inventions.

Jack leads GJE’s Digital Health group and has particular expertise in advising Health Tech companies on how best to protect their innovation. He regularly drafts and prosecutes patent applications for Digital Health inventions that apply computer-implemented technology and software to medical and healthcare applications. Jack is IP Expert in Residence for the Imperial Enterprise Lab and IP advisor to the Digital Health London Accelerator.

About GIANT Health 2022

GIANT Health 2022, taking place at the Business Design Centre in London 6-7 December is Europe’s largest health tech event and will welcome emerging and scaling health tech brands for two days of expert talks, exhibitions and start-up competitions. GJE’s expert Digital Health team will be on hand at our exhibition stand to answer all your intellectual property related questions.

For further information and to purchase tickets please click here.