Fortuitously following the UK-related item posted yesterday about protecting intellectual property, etc. in the telecare and telehealth field, comes this clear list of issues device inventors and first-suppliers have to bear in mind. It has a US focus, but is an important read for anyone who has “an idea for a revolutionary gadget or software app, or you are looking for one to back”, as they put it. mHealth Stakeholders: Bullet List of Legal Considerations by JDSupra.
One wonders how these legal considerations play out with crowdfunding becoming a way of healthcare startups obtaining pre-angel round funding. A certain amount of public disclosure is needed on this and that runs counter to copyright and confidentiality.