The digitalisation of medicine – a challenge also for patenting
Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, robotics, machine learning and big data are the trends and challenges of our time and will also revolutionise our healthcare system.
But how can innovations in these technical fields be protected? What needs to be considered when patenting software-based processes? After all, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures on the human body as well as software are generally excluded from patentability in Europe.
BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner and patent attorney Dr. Ute Kilger deals with these questions in her article “Digitalisation of Medicine” in the March 2022 issue of the trade journal Plattform Life Sciences.
In this article, Dr. Kilger appeals to take these new challenges into consideration when drafting a patent application and summarises that corresponding technical expertise with regard to software, medical devices and life sciences will be indispensable in the future.
The article by Dr. Ute Kilger on page 44 of the journal is available online in German here.