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The Intellectual Property Journey Of Patients' Digital Health Data
September 24, 2023
Data trail from digital health devices used by individuals can contribute to companies' intellectual property (IP). Genetic tests, health apps, and wearables collect personal health data which is often capitalized by selling to third parties or for product development. Issues arise regarding who owns the resultant medical record's IP and the privacy of the patient's data. Despite privacy concerns, digital health relies on personal data to tailor individual health information and lifestyle management.