Patentable inventions have often been transformative, but the pace of such innovation has changed exponentially in the last thirty years. The patent law still seeks to reward ingenuity and nowhere should this maxim be truer than in the area of health information technology. But the pace and scope of changes in that arena have made rewarding that ingenuity with a patent increasingly difficult. The courts have struggled to apply patent laws to technology that is new and novel to a fault. This Article seeks to address how it is possible to continue to reward ingenuity in a field where progress will save not just money but lives.
Montle, Gary; Levy, Ryan; and Rowland, Margaret
"Our Patient System and Health Care Information Technology: Valuable Incentive or Impediment to Innovation?,"
Belmont Law Review: Vol. 2:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://repository.belmont.edu/lawreview/vol2/iss1/4