The European Patent Office organizes four online lectures online to learn how patents can be used to protect MedTech inventions and will find out about some of the challenges in the patent granting process specific to the application of new technologies to medicine.interact with EPO examiners, IP specialists and inventors active in MedTech.
The four online lectures are an ideal opportunity for participants to interact with EPO examiners, IP specialists and inventors active in MedTech.
Lecture 1: Thursday, 6 October 2022 14.00-15.00
Patenting Medical Technology – trends and challenges from an examiner/patent office perspective
New technologies are merging into the field of healthcare and are strongly influencing the way we experience health services.
During this lecture we will look into the latest trends and into how AI is shaping healthcare. The resulting patent applications imply particular challenges for examiners and applicants. Follow this lecture to get a first-hand overview of the legal aspects related to patentability of computer implemented inventions in the field of healthcare, including recommendations to avoid pitfalls.
Expert: Stefan Nagele, examiner, EPO
Moderator: Carlos Rivera Pons, team manager, EPO