Emerging Issues in Healthcare IP: Medical & Mobile Tech Explored
Overview:Intellectual property & mobile technology continue to play a significant role in healthcare. Staying on top of this rapidly evolving field requires vigilance, and for health care leaders, it requires an understanding of the latest tools and challenges, as well as potential pitfalls.
In this two-hour webcast prepared by the Knowledge Group, a panel of speaker experts and regulators will discuss how IP and mobile technology are coming into play today and explain their potential impact to the future of healthcare.
Some of the topics to be covered in this course are:
- Healthcare IP and Health and Mobile Medical IT: an Overview
- The Summary of the IP Landscape for Mobile Medical IT
- Patent Application Procedures
- New Tools Under US Patent Law to Eliminate Infringement Risk
- Copyright & Ownership
- Emerging Issues in Healthcare IP
- Risk Management
- Up-to-minute Regulatory Issues
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Edward J. Kelly ,Partner
Ropes & Gray LLP
- Medical & Mobile Tech From IP Perspective
- Patent Landscape
- Staying away from trouble
- The Challenge to Build Reliable Patent Rights
- Changing Standards
- The “Right” mHealth Patenting Process
- The Flip-Side of Changing Patent Standards
- Perspectives From Judges
- The PTAB Options
- New Strategic Options
- Historical PTO Challenge Mechanisms
- Third Party Observations US and Europe
- UPC Changes Opposition Analysis
- US Companies Statistically Underutilize EPO Opposition
- Reasons to Oppose at the EPO
- Data on Oppositions
Dominique R. Shelton, Partner,
Alston & Bird LLP
- Dominique will discuss the growing jurisprudence around medical mobile apps. Healthcare providers, vendors and other companies are increasingly using new technologies to connect with patients.
- On September 9, 2013, the CA Governor signed into law AB 658 which added mobile app developers to the definition of "providers of healthcare" pursuant to California's Medical Information Act. This bill makes apps that make patient health records available required to obtain authorization to share with third parties.
- On September 25, 2013, the FDA issued is final medical mobile app guidance. This guidance provides information regarding how and under what circumstances medical mobile apps may be considered akin to medical devices.
- This focus on apps dovetails with national attention being paid by regulators and the class action bar on mobile apps more broadly. In particular, four other mobile guidance documents were issued this year by the CA AG, the FTC, the Dept, of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA"), the Article 29 Working Group, the DAA and others. Some 15 class actions have been filed regarding mobile apps and behavioral tracking and privacy disclosures in general.
- Healthcare companies need to be aware of this general environment as well as the specific developments in California and the FDA in order to properly advise regarding their healthcare data.
Who Should Attend:
- General Counsel
- Health Services Professionals
- Health Industry Advisors
- Senior Corporate Management at Healthcare and related companies
- Risk Officers
- Chief Technology Officer
- FDA/ Life Sciences/ Health Care Law Attorneys
- IP Attorneys
- In-house Counsel
- Health Care Advisory Services Consultants
- Health Policy Directors
- IT Professionals
-Quality Improvement Director
- And Other Interested Professionals
Ed is a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP. He focuses on patent matters including managing patent portfolios and handling proceedings at the U.S. and European Patent Offices including reexaminations, inter partes review, European oppositions and third party observations. He also represents clients during investments, on legal opinions and with licensing. He has extensive experience before the Board of Appeals at the U.S. Patent Office, and before the examining and opposition division of the European Patent Office.
Ed is a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP. He focuses on patent matters including managing patent portfolios and handling …
Dominique Shelton is a litigation partner in Alston & Bird’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with particular attention to intellectual property and privacy litigation, as well as unfair competition and antitrust matters. Dominique also provides strategic compliance counseling in digital marketing and data privacy on cutting edge issues, such as mobile privacy, Big Data, Do Not Track and behavioral advertising, among others. In 2012, she was named Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association.
She has litigated matters involving various state and federal laws, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, California False Advertising Law (Business & Professions Code §17500), California Unfair Competition Law (Business & Professions Code §17200) and California Penal Code § 502. She has also negotiated with the CA AG and FTC.
Dominique Shelton is a litigation partner in Alston & Bird’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, …
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