Workshop on patents examination: Medical Patents
New technologies are merging into the field of healthcare and strongly influencing the way we experience health services. Recent statistics published by the European Patent Office (EPO) show that a total of 14,295 European patent applications were filed in 2020 in the field of medical technology (MedTech), representing a rise of 2.6% from the previous year, making it the highest application sector.
In this context, IP Key LA is organizing, in collaboration with the European Patent Office, a workshop on patent examination for medical devices. The activity consists of a two-day virtual workshop dedicated to train patent examiners, aimed at improving the patent examination process of national intellectual property offices in Latin America, particularly for MedTech applications, and promote the best practices followed in the European Union.