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Can AI Own Itself?

August 14, 2019

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?  »

Pros and Cons of Provisional Patent Applications

August 8, 2019

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  »

Labeling requirements for medical devices in Israel

August 1, 2019

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  »

How to Maximize Global Employee Engagement and Retention

June 19, 2019

Few companies expand their overseas workforce with a global HR strategy in place. Usually the process of going international is incremental, driven by overseas acquisitions, opportunities and new partnerships, rather than a strategic human resources plan. Whether or not you have a formal plan, clear communications with your expanding roster of new employees must be a top priority.

In fact, distributing localized versions of onboarding materials and important internal communications is a legal requirement in many countries — Read more about: How to Maximize Global Employee Engagement and Retention  »

7 Things You Should Know about Professional Medical Translation Services

June 13, 2019

Many types of life sciences documentation require translation as outlined by each country’s governing medical agency.

Some examples of content that may need to be translated include clinical trial instructions, medical device IFUs (instructions for use), software that runs surgical equipment, medical textbooks and more.

If you’re responsible for procuring professional medical translation services in this unique and highly regulated industry, here are seven things you should know:

1) Absolute accuracy

Medical translations are a specialization, Read more about: 7 Things You Should Know about Professional Medical Translation Services  »