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Volpara Health Announces Two New Studies to Evaluate the Impact of Their AI-Powered Software in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

Earlier this week Volpara Health announced two new research studies using their AI-powered software to score breast density objectively and consistently to evaluate its impact in mammography and breast cancer risk assessment. Volpara Density software uses a combination of x-ray physics and machine learning to generate an accurate volumetric measure of breast composition and remains the density measurement tool of choice for…

Northwestern Medicine Opens Comprehensive Program for Vulvar and Vaginal Health

Northwestern Medicine is now offering a specialized clinic for women with complex vulvar and vaginal conditions. Led by Rajal Patel, MD, the Comprehensive Program for Vulvar and Vaginal Health is the latest clinic integrated into the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Health and Menopause. “As gynecologists we are trained to look at the inside but many women’s problems originate from the external, not internal, genitalia,”…

OvaryIt Launches Telehealth Platform to Help Women Choose the Right Contraception

Earlier this week OvaryIt announced the launch of its OvaryIt platform to provide telehealth solutions for women seeking focused specialty care related to hormonal and non-hormonal contraception. Using OvaryIt’s network of independent physicians and its proprietary platform (using the latest cryptographic safety and privacy features), women can safely and confidently engage through a telehealth interface.  From the moment you first log in,…

WoW’s Healthtech 2.0 Conference: Free Ticket Give-Away

Health Tech 2.0 is a global virtual conference bringing together health tech leaders, innovators, founders, clinicians, influencers, and investors from around the world to discuss the future of healthcare technology. Health Tech 2.0 is around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Excited about the upcoming event and it’s top-notch speaker line-up, but also excited to be giving away 10 free…

IP Law for Femtech Founders: What IP mistakes do you see early-stage companies in the health space make? What pitfalls should I avoid?

This post is part of our Ask Me Anything series “IP Law for Femtech Founders” with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Giordana Mahn. What IP mistakes do you see early-stage companies in the health space make? What pitfalls should I avoid? There are a number of pitfalls you should be wary of.  One of the most important issues is not filing a patent…

IP Law for Femtech Founders: I was wondering why would I file for a patent if I can just keep my tech a trade secret?

This post is part of our Ask Me Anything series “IP Law for Femtech Founders” with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Giordana Mahn. I was wondering why would I file for a patent if I can just keep my tech a trade secret? You want to file a patent to protect your technology if that technology can be reverse-engineered, and replicated just by having the…

IP Law for Femtech Founders: How can one discuss their prototype while protecting the concept? Customer base insights are required to see if there is even a need/want. Should a preliminary patent be filed prior to any conversations/insights are had/gained?

This post is part of our Ask Me Anything series “IP Law for Femtech Founders” with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Giordana Mahn. How can one discuss their prototype while protecting the concept? Customer base insights are required to see if there is even a need/want. Should a preliminary patent be filed prior to any conversations/insights are had/gained? In addition to considering CDAs as provided…

IP Law for Femtech Founders: When cooperating with medical research centers, key opinion leaders (KOLs) or clinics, how do you protect IP as a company? If you’re creating a solution together, who owns the IP? How do I protect company value in this case? What kind of contracts should be in place? And at what point in time?

There are different ways of protecting your inventive contributions in collaboration with, or disclosure to, third parties.  Intellectual Property (IP) includes trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and patents.  I’ll be discussing the protections you can use for patents, but confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs) (also called non-disclosure agreements, or NDA’s), employment agreements, and Assignments are also useful for protecting these forms of IP.  The…