Software as a Medical Device – also referred to as SaMD – is one of the fastest growing innovations in the medical device industry. As with any technology that experiences rapid adoption, challenges related to intellectual property protection often follow. In this series, we take a close look at IP considerations that SaMD developers should be aware of as they enter this market. In this podcast, Finnegan attorneys Beth Ferrill and Sean Damon will explore the impact of open source on the SaMD industry and considerations for either obtaining a patent or protecting the innovation as a trade secret.

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