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Patenting Artificial Intelligence in the U.S. – Considerations for AI Companies

Artificial intelligence (AI) encompasses technologies that have become increasingly relevant — and strategically important — to companies of all sizes across a wide range of fields. For example, AI technologies such as computer vision are critical to the operation of autonomous vehicles and pick-and-place …›

October 29, 2018 - Biotech, CFIUS, Pharma, Regulatory, United States

New CFIUS Pilot Program: What Life Sciences Companies and Investors Need to Know

As many life sciences companies and investors are aware, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) recently announced a new “pilot program” for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) effective November 10, 2018. The pilot program implements certain provisions of …›

IP Licensing and Antitrust Law – What Companies Have to Consider When Doing Business in the U.S. and the EU

In both the U.S. and the EU, it is generally acknowledged that the enforcement and commercialization of IP rights must comply with the applicable antitrust laws. This is particularly true for IP licensing. While the majority of provisions in license arrangements will not be …›

Harmonization of Trade Secrets in Europe and New U.S. Trade Secrets Law Gets the Green Light

A harmonized trade secrets protection regime is coming to Europe and the U.S. Until now, the approach to trade secrets across Europe has been fragmented, with some countries having specific trade secrets legislation and others relying on unfair competition, tort, or contract law. …›