Are Digital Health Patents Beginning To Shape The Market?

Brian Dolan | MobiHealthNews | September 11, 2012

With the latest news this week that another major player in mobile health has won what appears to be an important patent, it seemed like a good time as any to review and follow-up on recent patent happenings.

Perhaps the biggest IP story that we’ve been following over the course of the year has been Robert Bosch Healthcare’s patent infringement lawsuit against three other home health monitoring companies: ExpressMD, MedApps, and Waldo Health. In late July Bosch filed an additional and apparently similar lawsuit against Cardiocom, based on its Health Buddy patent portfolio.

In February when it filed the first three lawsuits, a spokesperson for Bosch explained to MobiHealthNews: “We feel it is important to demonstrate that IP is important, and not just to our company. Bosch Healthcare Systems, like most high-tech companies, values its intellectual property as an essential asset of its business… Bosch is open to working with those companies that are interested in securing this technology through a licensing agreement, and we are in discussion with numerous companies in this regard.”