Webinar: High tech disputes: A roundup of key issues

Thursday 8 October, 2pm – 3pm

The increasing use of IoT, AI, big data, and smart technology is giving rise to complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes over IP, technology, software and data ownership. At Herbert Smith Freehills our Tech Disputes team leads the way in helping clients to navigate multifaceted high-value technology disputes and in assisting businesses to minimise their exposure to risk.

In the final session of our Tech Disputes webinar series, High tech disputes: A round-up of key issues, Joel Smith hosted a panel session with speakers Kate Macmillan, Alexandra Neri, Peter Dalton, Andrew Moir, Laura Adde, David Webb and Ina vom Feld, to discuss their insights into the following key areas:

  • What role will data class actions play in shaping the new digital landscape? What might damages in such claims look like? What will we be compensating individuals for?
  • Given that algorithms and AI are likely to underpin high tech developments in the next decade, are our IPR systems fit for purpose to protect these assets?
  • What impact will the Copyright Directive have in terms of enforcement against unauthorised use of content upon social media and other content sharing sites?
  • Will the UK courts become the ultimate determinators of international FRAND disputes,now the Supreme Court has decided the Unwired Planet case on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms, and what impact would this have on technology licensing overall?
  • Reliance upon trade secrets and their use to enforce protection of key business information and processes – what is driving this?

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Speakers
Joel Smith
Joel Smith
Partner, Head of IP UK, London
+44 20 7466 2331
Andrew Moir
Andrew Moir
Partner, Global Head of Cyber and Data Security, London
+44 20 7466 2773
Ina vom Feld
Ina vom Feld
Partner, IP, Dusseldorf
+49 211 975 59091

Kate Macmillan
Kate Macmillan
Consultant, IP and Cyber Security, London
+44 20 7466 3737

Alexandra Neri
Alexandra Neri
Partner, IP, Paris
+33 1 53 57 78 30

Peter Dalton
Peter Dalton
Senior Associate, IP and Cyber Security, London
+44 20 7466 2907

Laura Adde
Laura Adde
Associate, IP, London
+44 20 7466 7491
David Webb
David Webb
Associate, IP, London
+44 20 7466 2629