Tue 20th Dec 2022

Patenting of AI-based software and devices for medtech

On 20 December 2022, European patent attorney Virginia Driver took part in a seminar hosted by the University of Cambridge Enterprise, discussing patenting of AI-based software and devices for medical technology.

The seminar covered the availability of intellectual property protection for some rapidly developing areas of medtech, including:

  • AI diagnosis;
  • AI health monitoring;
  • AI health predictions
  • drug development;
  • robot surgery; and
  • scan analysis.

Virginia spoke alongside Johan Ordish, Head of Software & AI in the Innovative Devices Division at the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).



This briefing is for general information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. We can discuss specific issues and facts on an individual basis. Please note that the law may have changed since the day this was first published in December 2022.


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