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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.


July 7, 2020 - Blockchain, Fintech

Summer of Crypto – NYDFS Announces New Initiatives and Regulatory Proposals for Conditional BitLicense and Virtual Currency Regulation

On June 24, 2020, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) announced a series of initiatives designed to provide further guidance and resources for businesses operating in, and potential new entrants into, the virtual currency industry. The initiatives represent the first major …›

June 9, 2020 - Privacy + Data Security

Recent Decision Compelling Disclosure of Data Breach Incident Response Report Highlights the Importance of Preserving Privilege and Protecting Work Product

In a time when data breaches are on the rise, a recent court ruling serves as a stark warning for companies attempting to shield from disclosure their incident response consultant’s report. The court’s decision compelling the disclosure of a report prepared by Mandiant should …›

May 20, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 4

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss if securities laws apply to all cryptocurrencies in the same way. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use …›

May 19, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 3

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss how securities laws apply to cryptocurrencies. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use it to share, store, …›

Service-Level Agreement Basics

Given the broad use and relative importance of service-level agreements (SLAs) in a variety of contexts, in this blog post, we provide an overview of the basics of SLAs and what they should address. An SLA is an important part of any contract with …›

May 1, 2020 - Intellectual Property

Landmark Trademark Protection Case Before Supreme Court

This Monday, May 4, 2020, the United States Supreme Court will hear its first-ever telephonic oral arguments in a trademark case regarding the nature of the boundary between “descriptive” and “generic” terms. While the question presented is narrow—whether the addition of a generic …›