Our IP and Cyber practice presented a series of six client webinars from May to September this year looking at areas where technology disputes were likely to arise. The last of these was a wide ranging panel session which PLC Magazine published as a feature article in their December edition entitled Technology Disputes: The wave of the future.
In this article Joel Smith, Andrew Moir, Dr. Ina vom Feld, Alexandra Neri, Kate Macmillan, Peter Dalton, David Webb and Rachel Montagnon explore some of the major trends and themes that have evolved around technology-related disputes, including:
- Data class actions and their potential to shape the digital landscape;
- Use of algorithms and AI and whether the current systems of IP rights can accommodate them satisfactorily;
- Copyright in relation to internet content and how this may develop in the UK and the EU after the Brexit transition period;
- FRAND licensing terms and how this may affect technology licensing disputes overall; and
- Use of Trade Secret laws to protect and enforce rights in relation to new technology.
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.
If you would like to watch any of the Tech Disputes webinar series on-demand, please follow the links below:
- Session 1: FRAND 2.0 – licensing in a world of new standards
- Session 2: The evolution of copyright in a digital world
- Session 3: Class actions and other disputes following cyber and data security incidents
- Session 4: The importance of trade secrets enforcement to industry
- Session 5: The growing use of injunctions to enforce across online platform
- Session 6: High tech disputes: A round-up of key issues