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Patenting and Litigating in the Digital Health Space

By Sharon E. Roberg-Perez and Emily E. Niles of Robins Kaplan LLP

Sharon Roberg-Perez is a Principal at Robins Kaplan LLP in the Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation practice with a focus on biotechnology and medical device patent litigation. Prior to law school, Ms. Roberg-Perez earned a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Emily Niles practices in the area of Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation as an associate attorney at Robins Kaplan LLP. She earned a B.S. in Neuroscience from Regis University and a J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Fundamental changes are afoot in the ways in which patients and physicians interact. Technological advances have the potential to revolutionize healthcare so that it is more effective, more efficient, and personalized. It is no wonder, then, that 2014 saw record levels of investment in digital health, nearly double the level seen in 2013.1

“Digital heath” is a phrase that captures the convergence of various technologies in the context of people being more “connected” today than ever before, evident in the over 3 billion Internet users, the ubiquity of the smartphone, and the proliferation of social media.2 More and more, people turn to the Internet—and to their social networks—for health advice. To view the complete article you must be logged in
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