Legal issues concerning the convergence between life sciences and tech

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

Timo Minssen - Other

One of the highlights of the panel was the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in areas of life sciences and technology and the protection ways for AI inventions. For biotech companies choosing trade secret or patenting for protection was still a matter of discussion. Panellists also referred to the challenges in protecting software-implemented inventions as well as AI inventions. These discussions were held both in IP and competition law perspectives. Another topic was the tools for data protection especially in innovation and competition implications. The panellists discussed the challenges in case of collaborations of projects between biotech/pharma and tech companies. For collaborations, the main concerns were building strategies for IP teams and handling the IP. As the mergers of sector players keeps getting bigger, which party shall be the owner and how far the other party shall have access to these data becomes more of an issue.
28 Jan 2020

Event (Conference)

TitleIAM’s 2020 Pharma and Biotech IP event
Date28/01/2020 → …

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