In recent years, medical technology has consistently ranked among the top technology fields in terms of patent applications. It should therefore come as no surprise that the impact and growing importance of computer-implemented inventions (e.g. artificial intelligence) is also strongly felt in this area.
This online event aims to increase the understanding among decision-makers in start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of the value of digital patents and IP strategies for the growth of their business. Opportunities and challenges will be discussed based on the experiences of an illustrative case study.
- intellectual property | patent | business management | small and medium-sized enterprises
- Thursday 1 June 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 (CEST)
- Live streaming available
Years of collaborative research between academia (University College Dublin) and industry (Bio-Medical Research, Galway) led to the spin-out of Atlantic Therapeutics in 2017. Innovative technologies and a strong patent portfolio enabled Atlantic Therapeutics to raise investments, secure regulatory approval and accelerate its international expansion.
Atlantic Therapeutics’ electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) medical devices improve the quality of life of patients suffering from urinary incontinence. They clearly illustrate how innovation in hardware and software, combined with intellectual property rights, can drive sustainable business growth in medtech.
From this perspective, this webinar will explore the patentability of software-related inventions, the differences and similarities in various jurisdictions, as well as the role of patents and other forms of IP as strategic tools and business drivers for decision makers in high-growth start- ups and SMEs.