The UK Online Safety Bill was proposed by the UK government to establish a new regulatory framework to tackle harmful content online and usher in a new age of accountability for tech companies. The bill will impose a duty of care on companies that offer user-generated content, in addition to search engines, to protect users
Brexit: How will it affect my business? The Implications for Data Privacy, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Matters
On the 9 January 2020, the UK Parliament voted- by a majority of 99 – in favour of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill, effectively paving the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on the 31 January 2020.
Almost four years on from the 2016 referendum, the United Kingdom…
The Rise of AI and WIPO Consultation on Intellectual Property Issues
Ongoing public consultations from the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office demonstrate a focus by intellectual property policymakers on better understanding issues posed by artificial intelligence.
In this alert we outline some key issues in relation to copyright ownership in AI-generated works and inventorship and ownership challenges for patent protection in
World Intellectual Property Organisation and UK Information Commissioner’s Office Announce Consultations on AI
On 13 December 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (“WIPO“) launched a wide-ranging public consultation process which focuses on the interplay between Artificial Intelligence (“AI“) and intellectual property policy. Specifically, WIPO are calling for comments from all interested parties on its draft issues paper, which seeks to correctly identify and…
Evaluating Open Source Software to Build a Connected Autonomous Vehicle
Automobiles are becoming part of the Internet of Things. “Connected” technologies now power telematics and infotainment systems and increasingly are deployed for driver assistance and to enhance the safe operation of autonomous vehicles. These “intelligent” vehicles rely on an ecosystem of proprietary and third-party components to gather, analyze and then react to data from both…
The Pros and Cons of Licensing Technology
William J. Barrow Intellectual Property associate (Washington DC) and Charles E. Harris, II Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner (Chicago) co-authored article.
Brexit: How will it affect my business? The implications for data privacy, intellectual property and information technology matters
This legal briefing provides legal counsel, senior management and other stakeholders with an explanation about what could happen next, the implications for data privacy, intellectual property and information technology related matters in the UK and how your organization should start to plan to address the developments that may be caused by Brexit.