Intellectual Property Primer for Healthcare Startups: A Discussion with Holland & Knight
Intellectual Property Partners Elizabeth Burkhard and Robert Hill were featured in Q&A with the Mayo Clinic Innovation Exchange. During this interview, they offered an overview of intellectual property for healthcare startups, answering questions about the difference between a trade secret and a patent and what entrepreneurs should know about trademarks. They also commented on the healthcare innovations that they have followed most closely.
"I am excited by the increased use and availability of telemedicine," Ms. Burkhard said. "...Now, when faced with a global pandemic, telemedicine has made it possible to obtain care without risking exposure — keeping access to healthcare available when circumstances warranted a change in the manner in which we see our healthcare providers."
"I am especially excited about the intersection of artificial intelligence/machine learning, next-generation networking and wearable sensor technologies," Mr. Hill said. "...I believe [the] combination of better data with better analytics will be useful to a broad range of healthcare innovators."