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
Continue Reading COVID-19 contract issues reach beyond force majeure

By Guy Flynn & Lin Pang

“Smart buildings” are not just buildings equipped with separate applications that can turn on the lights in response to vocal instructions or adjust room temperatures as the weather changes. Rather, in a smart building, various systems – heating, ventilation, lighting and security – are
Continue Reading PropTech Insights: The legal implications of smart buildings

By Tony Samp and Steven R. Phillips

In the latest issue of AI Outlook − a new DLA Piper publication that reports on the latest developments around artificial intelligence in Washington − we discuss the fiscal year 2021 federal budget proposal unveiled by the White House this week, which would
Continue Reading AI Outlook: White House proposes doubling artificial intelligence budget

By Thomas M. deButts and Thomas Reynolds

Under an interim final rule issued by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) that is set to take effect on March 25, 2020, parties will be able to send, take or store unclassified technical data controlled for export under the International Traffic
Continue Reading Foreign ITAR cloud storage now permitted

By Paul Hemmersbaugh

The US Department of Transportation and the White House have released a new federal government automated vehicle policy guide, “Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0.”

The report describes research, policy, funding and other efforts by 38 different federal government agencies in support of
Continue Reading Federal government releases new automated vehicle policy guide

By Thomas M. deButts and Richard Newcomb

Effective January 6, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has imposed new export controls on geospatial imagery software that is used in areas including self-driving vehicles, drone navigation, remote sensing, and analysis of earth imagery.

The new export
Continue Reading Commerce imposes export licensing requirement on geospatial imagery software

By Tony Samp and Steven R. Phillips

In the latest issue of AI Outlook − a new DLA Piper publication that reports on the latest developments around artificial intelligence in Washington − we discuss the Trump Administration’s long-awaited guidelines governing how federal agencies should develop and use artificial intelligence (AI)
Continue Reading AI Outlook: White House issues guidelines for development and use of AI technologies

By Margo H. K. Tank, David Whitaker, Andrew Grant and Liz Caires

On December 19, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal agency within the Department of Commerce, released a study on demographic differentials for contemporary face recognition algorithms.

The study describes and quantifies demographic
Continue Reading Artificial intelligence software tools tested for demographic impact

By Tony Samp and Steven R. Phillips

This issue of AI Outlook − a new DLA Piper publication that reports on the latest developments around artificial intelligence in Washington − we discuss next week’s House Oversight and Investigations Committee hearing, which will look into the national security implications of facial
Continue Reading AI Outlook: Congressional hearing on facial recognition and national security

By Saher Valiani, Matt Holian and Jill Marinoff

Developments in technology are driving major change across all sectors and, in many cases, these changes are significantly impacting legal developments in a particular industry. In the past, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigations typically commenced following major regulatory action
Continue Reading An intersection of technology and life sciences: The impact of big data and social media