Fiona Kellas#2427

Dr. Fiona Kellas

Fiona is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney. Fiona has worked in a wide range of technologies. In particular, she has experience in the areas of biochemistry, antibody technology, industrial biotechnology, in vitro diagnostics, digital health and medical technologies and devices. Fiona graduated from the University of Glasgow with an Honours degree in Biochemistry in 1998 and was awarded a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge in 2003. During her PhD, Fiona carried out research in the MRC LMB (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology) in Cambridge and in the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit in Cambridge. In addition to working in private practice, Fiona has experience of working in-house in the intellectual property department of an antibody technology company. Fiona has experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications, preparing and filing design applications, as well as prior art and freedom to operate searching and assessment.
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Intellectual property protection for digital health
Intellectual property protection for digital health
Practice notes

This Practice Note discusses the various intellectual property (IP) rights that can be used to protect a digital health product. It also addresses other IP considerations, such as protection as a trade secret, the use of open source software, potential ownership disputes with employees and contractors, IP licences, and the protection of patient data. The Practice Note also considers IP strategy during digital health product development, from conception and initial research to advertising, marketing and sale and future developments and improvements.

Practice areas

Membership

  • CIPA

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • University of Glasgow with an Honours degree in Biochemistry in 1998
  • PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge in 2003

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