This post is the second in a series of weekly blog posts covering legal issues for consideration during the early stages of development of a health app and providing best practices to help guide you through a successful launch. Consideration of intellectual property (IP) protection early in the development of a health app is important. Otherwise you could lose the opportunity to do so in the future or be forced to change the name or other details of your app after you have already invested time and money in the app.
Christina Sperry is a Member based in the firm’s Boston office. She is an experienced patent attorney whose clients, from start-ups to large corporations and academic institutions, are focused in the medical technology space. Christina advises on patent preparation and prosecution, and provides infringement, validity, and right-to-use opinions for clients in the United States and internationally. She is particularly focused on mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical technical fields; printer and imaging technology; wireless technology; semiconductors; computer hardware; computer network technology; software; financial services; cell sorting technology; and radar technology.