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MoFo Tech brings together legal insights and in-depth analyses on trends and complex issues shaping the global technology industry, covering fields such as blockchain and distributed ledger, cloud and SaaS technologies, driverless cars, drones, FinTech, computer hardware and software, the IoT, semiconductors, and telecommunications.


Green Light for UPC

UPC – And it got up again Having been sent down for the count by constitutional complaints in Germany, the road finally seems paved for the Unified Patent Court. On July 9, 2021, the German Federal Constitutional Court (GFCC) announced that it had dismissed …›

Draft EU Regulation for Artificial Intelligence Proposes Fines of up to 6% of Total Annual Turnover

After the presentation of a general “European Approach to Artificial Intelligence” by the EU Commission in March 2021, a detailed draft regulation aimed at safeguarding fundamental EU rights and user safety was published today (“Draft Regulation”). The Draft Regulation’s main provisions are the following: …›

The Collision of AI’s Machine Learning and Manipulation: Deepfake Litigation Risks to Companies from a Product Liability, Privacy, and Cyber Standpoint

AI and machine-learning advances have made it possible to produce fake videos and photos that seem real, commonly known as “deepfakes.” Deepfake content is exploding in popularity. In this article, we explore deepfake technology and the legal risks it presents to companies while providing …›

January 25, 2021 - Litigation, Privacy + Data Security

Privacy Litigation 2020 Year in Review

2020: the year that will be remembered for privacy litigation. Well, OK, maybe not. But there were many developments in privacy litigation. In this four-part series, Privacy Litigation 2020 Year in Review, we will cover the key litigation developments arising out of data breaches, …›

December 15, 2020 - European Union, Intellectual Property

Huawei v. ZTE revisited – German automotive patent wars to reshape SEP litigation in Europe

I. Introduction On November 26, the Dusseldorf Regional Court handed down a long awaited decision in the so-called automotive patent wars (case ID 4c O 17/19). The court referred heatedly debated questions in connection with the enforcement of standard essential patents (“SEPs”) to the Court …›

November 4, 2020 - Privacy + Data Security

CPRA Passes: California Voters Approve Proposition 24

As the dust settles on the 2020 election, one result is clear: California voters have approved Proposition 24, and the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) will become law. Pending official certification of the results, the initiative’s “yes” votes outnumber “no” votes by …›

October 29, 2020 - Blockchain, Mergers + Acquisitions

Blockchain M&A: The Next Link in the Chain

Dario de Martino authored the chapter, "Blockchain M&A: The next link in the chain," in GLI's Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation guide for 2021. In this chapter, Dario discusses how blockchain market participants have remained steadfast and are continuing to ride the wave of M&A, despite …›

Applying AI and Data Science to the Fight Against COVID-19: The Science and Legal Considerations

Our new Life Sciences MoFo Perspectives podcast is available now. In this episode, several of our Life Sciences Group partners unpack the science, regulatory framework, commercial transactions, and privacy and data security considerations of applying AI and data science to the fight against COVID-19. We …›