by Paul Hemmersbaugh

In August 2020, the Inspector General for the US Department of Transportation announced it has initiated an audit of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s oversight of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Among other things, such a review could generate recommendations for regulatory system changes to better
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by Deborah Bould and Sean C. Cunningham

UK Supreme Court judgment of 26 August 2020, neutral citation [2020] UKSC 37, case ID: UKSC 2019/0042

The UK Supreme Court (UKSC) has handed down its unanimous landmark judgment in three combined cases involving the patent assertion entities (PAEs) Unwired Planet and
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By Tony Samp and Saxby Chambliss

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has published its second in a quarterly series of recommendations to federal policymakers for adapting US national security policies and practices to rapidly evolving AI technologies.

Among the key recommendations in the report are proposals to
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Technology conference and event producer TechFire and DLA Piper recently collaborated to present a fireside chat with Victoria Treyger, general partner and managing director at venture capital firm Felicis Ventures, and DLA Piper partner Patrick Anding. Their conversation focused on the impact of the new normal on the venture
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By Patrick Van Eecke and Anne-Gabrielle Haie

From July 12, 2020 onwards, new European rules will oblige online platforms to take several additional measures, including reviewing their terms and conditions, establishing a data policy and creating a complaint handling system. The Platform to Business Regulation is directed towards companies that
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Advances in AI technology and IoT are rapidly bringing connected and self-driving cars into our daily lives. To address the issues this new reality will bring, the European Data Protection Board has adopted draft guidelines on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications.

To
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By Michal Kasprowicz and Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy

Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic there have been recent amendments to Canada’s Patent Act that will authorize the use of certain patented inventions necessary to respond in a public health emergency. These measures will authorize the manufacturing and distribution of patented
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by Paul Hemmersbaugh

In a non-coronavirus-related update, last week the US Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a number of changes to the standards that regulate motor vehicle safety in the United States seeking to ease certain safety requirements for Automated Driving Systems (“ADS”). The proposed changes
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by Victoria Lee, Mark Lehberg, Vinny Sanchez and James Vickery

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the latest in a series of viral outbreaks that researchers predict will only increase in the years ahead.

Each outbreak presents different challenges to the performance of existing contractual relationships, and the latest
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