AI healthcare: Tech innovation needs a level playing field

The author makes an empathic case for innovation and protecting it through a rigorous set of patent protection laws for smaller companies.

Legal expenses for larger technology companies are the “cost of doing business” and hence it would be difficult, if not impossible, to enforce patent protection. It has profound implications for algorithmic driven healthcare, too.

Creating an even playing field will require both monopoly scrutiny and a close examination of whether the pendulum in the patent system has swung too far towards benefiting tech companies that depend more on data and networks than patents, or have an interest in making it tougher to obtain patents.

via Tech innovation needs a level playing field | Financial Times