Technology Licenses & Transactions

IBM’s coming spinoff of its Global Technology Services division into a newly created, publicly traded company called Kyndryl is raising an array of concerns for the company’s existing clients.

Kyndryl, IBM says, will focus on client-owned infrastructures and offer “hosting and network services, services management, infrastructure modernization and migrating and
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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

By: Tony Samp, Steven R. Phillips, Charles Dent and Nathaniel J. Bell

The House and Senate have voted to send this year’s National Defense Authorization Act – which includes the most substantial legislation addressing artificial intelligence (AI) approved by Congress to date – to President Trump, who has
Continue Reading Landmark AI legislation advances toward becoming law

In recent years, we have seen a growing number of our clients adopt agile methodologies (“Agile”) to develop software applications and more broadly as project management solutions. It is increasingly being viewed as the best way of achieving faster and better outcomes that meet actual business needs. In this article
Continue Reading The agile dream – contracting for uncertain outcomes

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
Continue Reading Unwired Planet v Huawei – UK courts can determine global FRAND licensing terms

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
Continue Reading Europe: New rules for the platform economy

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
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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 Christoph Engelmann, Senior Associate, Hamburg

DLA Piper recently advised a client (Transatel) on a very interesting matter leading to the German telecommunications regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) issuing a landmark decision on the applicability of the Roaming Regulation on so-called 901 International Mobile Subscription Identities (IMSI). In this decision BNetzA
Continue Reading Germany: Roaming Regulation and IoT services