Digital health is all around us and the health tech sector has been taking off like a rocket. Spurred by advancements in AI, ML, and mobile device tech combined with challenges brought on by everything from the needs of daily health monitoring to the challenges that came along with the pandemic. These worlds are colliding, innovation in the sector is exploding, and disruptive change to healthcare will only accelerate. Amidst all of this massive growth, startups need to maximize their use of funding and protect their IP from being copied. Patents are the strongest form of protection against this and one of the best possible returns on investment. At the most basic level, if your innovations drive your product and your business, it’s essential to develop a patent strategy that protects these innovations, increases your valuation, and extends your company’s longevity. So, growth is incredible. Patents provide great protection and can yield incredible ROI. So what’s the problem? Patent law and court rulings have been working in direct opposition to this growth, but there are some key strategies you can leverage to make the most of your funds while securing vital intellectual property.