Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Protecting Software as a Medical Device: Patents, Design Patents and Trade Secrets" on June 19, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Cory C. Bell, Elizabeth D. Ferrill, and Susan Y. Tull of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner will guide counsel for companies in the medical device industry on protecting software as a medical device (SaMD), and discuss the new FDA rules regulating SaMD and how to leverage IP law to protect SaMD. The webinar will review the following issues:
• What are the hurdles for patent counsel to demonstrate a software-related claim is not abstract?
• What factors should counsel consider when determining what type of IP protection to seek?
• What guidance have the courts provided in recent decisions concerning patent eligibility for software-related inventions?
The registration fee for the webcast is $297. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.