Digital Health Protections for Startups

Interactive seminar and workshop were the experts at Vossius will partner with the experts at Wolf Greenfield to give an overview of the current challenges in digital health solutions.

Event Details




January 28, 2021 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST


Digital Health is the rapidly evolving future of innovation in healthcare, and organizations need to be prepared to navigate the complex legal landscape of the industry across geographies. In this interactive seminar and workshop, the experts at Vossius & Partner in Switzerland and Germany will partner with the experts at Wolf Greenfield in Boston to give an overview of the current challenges and opportunities in protecting and utilizing digital health solutions in the US and Europe. The conversation will focus on digital health patenting and trademarking requirements as well as data protection, with particular emphasis on the differences between the US and Europe. For e entrepreneurs considering conducting business in multiple markets, this is a must-attend event.

US Perspective from Wolf Greenfield: 

  • Emily Gardel
  • Amanda Slade
  • Andrew Tibbetts

Swiss and European Perspective from Vossius & Partner:

  • Simone Schäfer
  • Philipp Marchand
  • Monika Menz

Program (EST)

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Overview of Swiss, European, and US trademark, patent, and data privacy guidelines for digital health startups.
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am: Breakout sessions with the experts. Choose trademark, patenting, or data privacy as focus topics.
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am: Recaps of breakouts and general Q&A session.

In Switzerland (CET)

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Overviews of Swiss, European, and US trademark, patent, and data privacy guidelines for digital health startups.
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Breakout sessions with the experts. Choose trademark, patenting, or data privacy as focus topics.
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Recaps of breakouts and general Q&A session.


From Wolf Greenfield: 

Emily Gardel focuses her practice on patent prosecution in areas where electronic devices and software overlap with biotechnology. She has worked with technologies related to healthcare IT, medical devices, biosensors, diagnostic devices and software, bioinformatics, and data processing, including technologies implementing machine learning.  She has extensive experience handling prosecution matters on these technologies, advising clients on all aspects of IP strategy and portfolio development both in the United States and abroad.



Amanda Slade focuses her practice on a wide variety of trademark issues, including federal litigation, trademark prosecution, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, and trademark investigation and enforcement. Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Amanda served as a law clerk for the Senate Judiciary Committee Minority Office in Washington, D.C., where she concentrated on constitutional law, matters concerning the USPTO, privacy, and data breach notification issues, immigration policy, criminal justice issues, and judicial nominations.



Andrew (A.J.) Tibbetts represents clients in industries ranging from financial services and mobile applications to speech recognition, machine learning, operating systems, networking and telecommunications (including 3G and 4G cellular standard technologies, and wireless LAN technologies), big data analytics, and more. He counsels clients on IP best practices, navigating acquisitions, transactions including licensing, patent litigation, and challenging validity of patents at the Patent Office through post-grant proceedings. While he works with multiple international and publicly-traded companies, he devotes part of his practice to counseling small and growing companies on IP strategies that will help them achieve their own unique business goals.


From Vossius & Partner:

Simone Schäfer is a partner in the trademark and design department of VOSSIUS, and can look back on expertise in this field since 1999. The focus of her work is the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and designs with a strong emphasis on the monetization of IP rights, in particular license agreements, design development, and IP purchase contracts. She frequently develops complex custom-tailored IP landscapes and provides her clients with competitive analysis.




Philipp Marchand is a qualified European Patent Attorney and partner at Vossius & Partner. He specializes in advising clients of all sizes with respect to freedom-to-operate analyses and portfolio and value generation.





Monika Menz is an information technology specialist attorney from the Vossius & Partner Berlin office. She has many years of practical experience in advising clients on all information technology and data protection topics. She is a certified privacy professional of IAPP for Europe (CIPP/E) and is a lecturer in IT law at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering at the University of Potsdam. One of her special areas of focus is data protection in the health sector.



VOSSIUS is one of Europe’s largest and leading intellectual property firms. Its clients include large and mid-sized companies, academic and scientific institutions, as well as start-ups. With decades of expertise, the firm provides high-end advice for innovative companies in all aspects relating to intellectual property. 

Wolf Greenfield is among the top 10 largest law firms in the country devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. With over 150 legal professionals based in Boston and New York, the firm’s attorneys are at the forefront of their fields. More than 90% of our practitioners have science or engineering degrees and more than two-thirds of our practitioners hold advanced degrees (MS, PhD or MD). The firm provides a full spectrum of intellectual property portfolio management services to clients ranging from large, global corporations to promising start-ups.