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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.


December 16, 2019 - Blockchain

Blockchain Basics

In Blockchain Basics, a three-part series that summarizes a roundtable on the burgeoning technology at the ACC Global GC Summit in London, Morrison & Foerster’s Dario de Martino discusses blockchain across industries. In the first article, Dario covers the basics of blockchain. In the second …›

December 13, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security

2020 CCPA Ballot Initiative Gets a Makeover

Businesses have been finalizing their plans to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) by January 1, 2020, when the law becomes operative, but the ultimate trajectory of California’s post-2020 privacy regime remains in flux. As we detailed last month, the …›

December 12, 2019 - Asia, Intellectual Property

Crossing Borders

Partner Janet Xiao, who leads the firm’s China Life Sciences Group, co-authored an article with associate Can Cui for Intellectual Property Magazine, titled “Crossing Borders,” which explores technology transfer opportunities emerging from import rules in China. The authors note that Chinese companies are eager …›

December 9, 2019 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 2

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown discusses cryptocurrencies and similarities to bitcoin and Ether. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use it to share, store, and record valuable data …›

December 4, 2019 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 1

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

November 15, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security

Anticipating the Next New Variety of Cybersecurity Litigation

As the number of companies affected by cybersecurity incidents continues to grow, we expect to hear from more whistleblowers raising alarms about companies’ cybersecurity practices. Anticipating potential whistleblowers, companies should promptly address internal warnings about their cybersecurity practices and should plan how they will …›

November 14, 2019 - Blockchain

You're Invited - 4th Annual Blockchain Opportunity Summit

Join us alongside innovative blockchain thought leaders who have withstood the storm of speculation to continue to build truly transformative solutions. This comprehensive, one-day event is focused on real use cases and stories from the trenches to grasp a full understanding of the myriad of …›