International – Intellectual Property at the Intersection of Medical Devices and Artificial Intelligence

A medical device generally can be described as any device intended to be used for medical purposes, such as to benefit patients by (a) helping healthcare providers diagnose and treat patients, (b) helping patients overcome sickness or disease, or (c) improving their quality of life. One working definition for artificial intelligence (AI) is “a machine’s ability to make decisions and perform tasks that simulate human intelligence and behavior.”

At the intersection of the two fields, AI-based medical devices can do amazing things for us, with one goal being to improve decision-making at the point of care. For example, AI-based medical devices can provide early disease detection, provide responsive and personalized control of medical devices, deliver health risk assessments based upon patient population data and health history, and run error simulation to improve implant outcomes…