By Michal Kasprowicz and Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy

Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic there have been recent amendments to Canada’s Patent Act that will authorize the use of certain patented inventions necessary to respond in a public health emergency. These measures will authorize the manufacturing and distribution of patented
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By Saher Valiani, Matt Holian and Jill Marinoff

Developments in technology are driving major change across all sectors and, in many cases, these changes are significantly impacting legal developments in a particular industry. In the past, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigations typically commenced following major regulatory action
Continue Reading An intersection of technology and life sciences: The impact of big data and social media

By Danny Tobey

While artificial intelligence has become the new big thing in medtech, privacy regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act have stayed the same. In this podcast, Medtech Insight interviews Danny Tobey to get a clearer picture of what companies need to know in order to
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Sitting at 36,000 feet over the Atlantic writing this article, I’m unusually aware of the traditional use of the phrase “black box”: an aircraft’s flight data recorder, there to let investigators understand what went awry should the worst happen. It seems odd that a device whose purpose is to provide
Continue Reading Isn’t the whole point of a black box to tell you exactly what happened? AI’s explainability conundrum