New technologies like bioprinting, predictive analysis and 3D printing of medical devices, braces etc. may lead to shifting positions and responsibilities. Players like hospitals and doctors may turn into factories but do not realise their changed position. Ernst-Jan Louwers will discuss the rules of the game in the highly regulated medical market, paradigm shifts and concerns in supply chain, warranties, liabilities and IP.
Presented by Ernst Jan Louwers, Attorney-at-law at Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten.
The view of the speakers
Question 1: What drives you?
Emerging technologies, changing roles and paradigm shifts continuously challenge existing legal frameworks and liability exposure. Market players are often not aware of their position. Strategic advice can minimize potential conflicts. We enable (collaborative) innovation in order to bring ideas to practice, Obviously, we defend you interests vigorously if necessary in court.
Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your session?
Emerging technologies introduce many legal challenges not only in regulated branches like healthcare but also more generally.
Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Artificial intelligence and connectivity.
Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Gradually human brain and AI will to a certain extent converge but with some exceptions the human brain will remain indispensable for sound decisions.
Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Fear and reluctance to share data and knowledge between potential partners can be taken away by appropriate and timely contractual arrangements.
About Ernst-Jan Louwers
Ernst-Jan Louwers (1959) is one of the founders of the niche firm Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten, established in high-tech and design city Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He is an experienced, specialized and pragmatic strategic advisor and litigator with a focus on innovation, IP and (information) technology law. He regularly lectures and wrote many publications in his areas of expertise. In addition, Ernst-Jan also acts an arbitrator and binding advisor.
About Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten
Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten is a specialized premier league law firm in the field of innovation, intellectual property, IT/internet, technology and privacy.
Ernst-Jan Louwers is speaker at the 2022 edition of the beyond 3D Printing Session as part of the 3D Medical Printing Series