Of course, throughout the pandemic the number of people to whom we owe our thanks are countless. But there are a number of British scientists in leadership positions whose contribution (and the contribution of their team) is particularly notable.
Insights: Medical Devices & Digital Healthcare
The IEEE 11073 suite of standards relating to medical device communication was completed last year with the adoption of CEN ISO/IEEE 11073:20701. Where there are standards in communication systems, we expect standard essential patents (SEPs). How does this environment compare to other areas where standards are in play, and how may this new area develop over time?
Computational modelling is having the most profound effect in the Digital Healthcare revolution, here are some exciting recent applications of computer simulations in a modern healthcare setting.
In the UK alone, 367,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. This insight looks at how radiotherapy plans are devised and executed in a clinical setting, and at some of the companies filing patent applications in this area.
A few weeks ago, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) issued a decision on the extent to which computer-implemented simulations are patentable in Europe (previously reported here). The confirmation that computer-implemented simulations should be considered in the same way as any other computer-implemented process could be significant for the industry that filed more European patents than any other in 2020: Medical Technology.
Wearable technology has become increasingly prevalent in recent times – almost a third of UK consumers now own a fitness band or smartwatch – with adoption of these devices expected to continue to increase in the coming years. This blog take a look at three companies in the wearables industry – Garmin, Suunto, and Fitbit – their patent portfolios, and some of the IP-related challenges they have to face to ensure their products get protected.
With Artificial Intelligence becoming increasingly relevant to our daily lives, many inventors are looking to gain patent protection for their technology. As discussed in our previous insight here, there are extra considerations to bear in mind when seeking patent protection for an AI invention in Europe. However AI patent applications can be, and are being, granted at the European Patent Office.
Do you have an innovative or novel approach to clean ambulances quicker to help combat COVID-19? The UK Government is asking for your help. Currently it can take up to 45 minutes to clean ambulances once they have transported a patient suspected of having COVID-19. Rapid sanitising technology solutions are required to enable ambulances to be effectively decontaminated faster, so that they can return to service as quickly as possible.
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