Software and patents in medtech: boosting your growth as an SME



Starts: 13.09.2022 at 10:00
Ends: 13.09.2022 at 12:00


Seminar, online

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In recent years, medical technology has consistently ranked among the top technology fields in terms of patent applications. It should therefore come as no surprise that the impact and growing importance of computer-implemented inventions (e.g. artificial intelligence) is strongly felt also in this area.

This online seminar aims to increase the understanding among decision-makers in start-ups and SMEs of the value of digital patents and IP strategies for the growth of their businesses. Opportunities and challenges will be illustrated and discussed based on the experiences of Perceive3D, a spin-off of the University of Coimbra in the field of medical imaging.

2-hour free event comprising lectures, presentations, a panel discussion and a Q&A session. Participants will learn how IP management can help unleash the hidden potential of software-driven solutions.

Participants must be familiar with the basics of IP rights, particularly the general functioning of the patent system. 


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Technical requirements and data protection

To attend this online event you need a computer or mobile device with a high-speed internet connection. If using a computer, you can access Zoom from your web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Chromium (Microsoft) Edge) without downloading any additional software. However, to take advantage of all Zoom features, we recommend installing the Zoom desktop client app on your computer (Windows and Mac versions available).

To join via mobile device, simply download the Zoom mobile app for your iOS or Android device from the App Store or Google Play Store.

We recommend using a headset to enhance your Zoom experience.

Please see the European Patent Office’s Data Protection Statement on processing personal data when using Zoom in virtual events, including oral proceedings by VICO here:

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European Patent Office

European Patent Academy
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich

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