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Before we get to the death scene, let’s step back in time…

History tends to focus on the addition of new sources of power, such as water wheels and steam engines, as the transformative aspect of the Industrial Revolution. Arguably, separating the production of goods into distinct tasks,
Continue Reading Serial killers: The massively parallel processors driving the AI and crypto revolutions (fava beans and a nice chianti not required)

“Yeah, but have you seen the Amiga version?”

This part-question, part-taunt characterised many discussions of the latest game releases in the playground as I was growing up. In the UK, home computers rather than videogame consoles dominated. The kids with 8-bit systems like the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 464 and
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Ann Ford serves as US chair and Global co-chair for DLA Piper’s Client and Sectors and was the immediate past US chair and Global co-chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Ann advises clients on business and transactional aspects of intellectual property, as well as representing them
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Samer (Sam) Zabaneh serves as US co-chair for DLA Piper’s Technology Sector and has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He focuses primarily on corporate, securities and M&A. Within those practices, Sam advises public and emerging private companies and their venture capital and private equity investors through the
Continue Reading Five questions with Samer Zabaneh: DLA Piper Partner; Chair, Texas Corporate & Securities Practice; US Co-Chair, Technology Sector

Victoria Lee co-leads DLA Piper’s Global Technology Sector and has been practicing law at DLA Piper for more than 25 years. She focuses on representation of emerging growth and public companies in complex technology and commercial transactions in the technology sector, as well as a variety of other industry sectors.
Continue Reading Five Questions with Victoria Lee: DLA Piper Partner; Global Co-Chair, Technology Sector; and Managing Partner for Northern California and Silicon Valley

The senior leadership that will be responsible for white collar enforcement under the Biden Administration is starting to crystalize. In January 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced several key nominations for the US Department of Justice (DOJ), including DC Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General, veteran prosecutor Lisa
Continue Reading White collar enforcement under the Biden Administration and its potential impact on the tech industry

This year has seen increased public scrutiny of Big Tech, not least following the release of films (ironically on a streaming platform) like this year’s Netflix documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’, which, through interviews with many former employees and executives from top tech companies, explores the rise of social media and
Continue Reading ‘The Social Dilemma’ to a new UK regime for Big Tech

Laid before Parliament on 11 November 2020, the National Security & Investment Bill (the “Bill”) promises to usher in a sweeping reform of the way in which the UK Government can scrutinise foreign investment. Aimed at bolstering the Government’s ability to intervene in transactions which may give rise to national
Continue Reading The UK’s National Security & Investment Bill: Excessive protectionism, or necessary to align the UK with other major economies?

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread across the globe and with businesses being threatened by lockdowns and curfews, logistics remains one of the less affected industries. Changes in customers’ habits in the new normal, coupled with the exponential growth of online sales and deliveries, are playing a big role
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On December 21, 2020, the European Union’s new Electronic Communications Code (EECC) will begin regulating a broad range of previously unregulated services as Electronic Communications Services (ECS). Among these newly regulated services are email, connected wearable devices, and many other Over The Top (OTT) applications, such as audio, video and
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