On Demand

Legal Issues with mHealth Applications

1h 32m

Created on March 23, 2016




The number of health and wellness applications available for smart phones and wearable devices continues to grow rapidly. So, too, do the legal issues. The FDA, FTC and FCC each have asserted jurisdiction over various aspects of these applications. Intellectual Property, privacy, unauthorized practice of medicine and many other legal issues abound. A growing number of companies have been subjected to enforcement actions for running afoul of the regulations. This is a complex area with many potential pitfalls.


This course, presented by James Gatto, Sheppard Mullin's Co-leader of its Social Media and Games Team, reviews the legal issues and regulatory guidance with mHealth applications, discusses recent enforcement actions and provides practical advice on how to avoid legal issues in this area.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Obtain an overview of the mHealth app ecosystem

II.    Understand the relevant laws that cover these activities

III.   Learn about prior enforcement actions

IV.   Receive practical advice on how to avoid an enforcement action for your mHealth application


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