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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.


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 …›

October 15, 2020 - Privacy + Data Security

October Surprise: California DOJ Proposes Additional Modifications to CCPA’s Implementing Regulations

Just two months after the final implementing regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) (“the Regulations”) were approved and took effect, California’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued another set of proposed modifications and invited written comments from interested stakeholders. …›

In the Public Eye: USPTO Issues Report on AI

The USPTO recently released the report “Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy”. The report is part of the USPTO’s effort to engage with the innovation community and experts on AI and to promote innovation of AI through appropriate intellectual property incentives. …›

September 16, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 7

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss cryptocurrencies, if they are commodities, and if it is possible they're also securities. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how …›

September 9, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 6

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

September 3, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 5

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss how to determine whether "utility tokens" are securities or not. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use …›