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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 …›

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 …›