The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 18: filing multidisciplinary patents – overcoming the hurdles

The use of AI and machine learning in drug discovery is increasing, especially in the discovery of treatments for COVID-19. Obtaining patent protection for these innovations is complex, requiring multidisciplinary, tech-specific patent knowledge.

In this episode, patent attorneys and Appleyard Lees partners Barbara Fleck, Julia Gwilt and Howard Read, discuss the difficulties of obtaining a patent involving both biotech and software, and the importance of a multidisciplinary team of patent attorneys.

About The Greenshoots Podcast

The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees is a conversation about intellectual property, focused on what matters most to innovators, inventors and brand owners, right now. In each episode, intellectual property specialists discuss the essential issues facing those who create, or protect, IP.

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