/ Björn Brouwers, Dr. Reinhard Fischer, Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer

CFWebinar: Life Sciences 4.0 – IP protection in Europe for Digital Innovations in the Life Sciences

Legal considerations and strategic aspects

August 24, 2021

Digital innovations are one of the most exciting opportunities in the Life Sciences, Health Care and Med Tech sectors. For example, artificial intelligence shows great promise in improving data collection, processing and modelling in areas such as gene sequencing, nucleic acid hybridization, protein structure prediction, drug development, pharmacology, clinical development and personalized patient care. However, acquiring patents in the field of computer-implemented inventions is far from straight-forward before the European Patent Office. In contrast to other technical areas, where patent protection is easily feasible, a successful IP strategy for digital innovations requires complementary IP rights such as trade secrets, copy rights, designs and trademarks to be taken much more into account.

This webinar therefore consists of two parts:
In the first part on patents, our digital innovation expert Björn Brouwers will explain how to best obtain patent protection for digital Life Sciences innovations in Europe. In the second part on non-patent rights, our legal expert Dr. Reinhard Fischer will explain what other possibilities besides patents exist for protecting digital Life Sciences innovations in Europe.

Talking points will be:

  • How to obtain a European patent for computer-implemented inventions in the Life Sciences
  • Drafting claims and prosecution challenges for digital Life Sciences inventions in Europe
  • Case studies
  • Best practices for drafting patent applications
  • Overview of non-technical IP rights that can protect aspects of digital products in the EU.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion which will be moderated by our Life Sciences expert Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer.

Who should attend and why should you participate?
Please join us for this hot topic interdisciplinary webinar, which provides much needed strategic insights also beyond purely patent-based protection of digital innovations in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector. The webinar will allow you to learn from and discuss with experienced patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law that have specialized on protecting digital innovations in Europe for many years.

Björn Brouwers, Patent Attorney and Partner at COHAUSZ & FLORACK
Dr. Reinhard Fischer, Attorney-at-law at COHAUSZ & FLORACK
Moderator: Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer, Patent Attorney and Partner at COHAUSZ & FLORACK

Date and Time:
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
3 – 5 pm CET

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