SEMINAR: Intellectual Property protection for Apps in the Digital Health and MedTech space

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Intellectual Property protection for Apps in the Digital Health and MedTech space

Mobile apps have become ubiquitous, with recent data from IAB Australia/Nielsen showing that 52% of our digital time is spent on mobile devices, with app usage taking up the majority of our time and generating the highest levels of engagement.*

Apps in the health and fitness space are more popular than ever with hundreds of thousands available to help users with everything from calorie counting to meditation techniques. But are these apps protectable by intellectual property laws?

At this seminar, Mark Williams will discuss the patentability of app software, provide practical tips about IP protection, and outline some case studies involving digital health and MedTech apps.

Some of the topics will include:

  • Is software patentable in Australia and abroad?
  • Can you protect your app with a patent?
  • Should you bother protecting your app?
  • Can your app be protected by design or copyright?

The duration of the seminar will be approximately 1 hour.

About the presenter:

Mark Williams is a patent and trade marks attorney, and a Senior Associate of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick. Mark has over 13 years’ experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of electronic devices, electronic gaming machines, online transactions and payment systems, anti-virus software, business methods and mobile 3GPP/LTE standards.


Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Time 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start (Melbourne and Sydney)

11.45am for a 12.00pm start (Adelaide)

Location Melbourne Office – Please note, this seminar will be held at our new office at 333 Collins Street

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 16, 333 Collins Street

Sydney Office

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Level 19, 133 Castlereagh Street

Adelaide Office

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Level 5/75 Hindmarsh Square


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