Artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved from a software concept into an active presence in our lives. We use it to manage our power grids, analyze medical data and keep planes in the air (just to name a few examples). In general, AI solves problems by performing automated analyses of data based on programmer-supplied algorithms. Often it also incorporates machine learning, where the program trains itself to become “smarter.” No longer is AI just an attempt to replicate human intelligence — it can have a mind of its own — and it can be different. Read more about: Can AI Own Itself? »
As of June 8, 1995, the USPTO has offered inventors the option of filing a provisional patent application, which was “designed to provide a lower-cost first patent filing in the United States.” One of the key benefits of this option is that filing a provisional patent does not trigger the start of the 20-year patent term.
What is a provisional patent application?
A provisional patent application is often described as a placeholder for a future, Read more about: Pros and Cons of Provisional Patent Applications »
Regulatory requirements for the medical devices industry are constantly changing, which can be quite challenging for manufacturers and distributors that need to comply with a variety of country-specific registration requirements.
If you wish to sell a medical device in Israel, you’ll need to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Medical Device Division of the Israeli Ministry of Health (AMAR).
Israel does not have its own classification system for medical devices, Read more about: Labeling requirements for medical devices in Israel »