November 17, 2020

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Current Law & Policy for Standard Essential Patents

Join us for a discussion of recent matters, policies and trends affecting treatment of SEPs in the U.S. and internationally. We will discuss standards addressing wireless , including the Internet of Things, as well as artificial intelligence.

Panel discussion featuring experts relating to standard essential patents (SEPs). The panel will focus on recent US cases as well as international developments affecting SEP and SEP licensing. It will also address standards issues relating to artificial intelligence.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The Risky Business of Space: Liability Exposure and Liability Management in "Space"

Managing liability exposure for commercial crew requires navigating federal, state, and international law. Additional legislation, including the mandatory federal waiver has done nothing to really alleviate the complications. In fact, it has added uncertainty. Giugi Carminati will provide an overview of the questions to be asked and the multilayered answers when dealing with liability exposure in Commercial Human Spaceflight.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Cannabis Companies & Data Privacy - Getting Smart About CCPA & TCPA Risks

This program will offer some proactive steps cannabis companies might consider to mitigate their litigation risk under the CCPA and TCPA.
Amidst the considerable growth of the cannabis industry in recent years, risks remain regarding compliance with state and federal privacy and data protection laws. This brief discussion will focus on the application of two prominent privacy and data security laws to the cannabis industry: the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") and the Telephone Communications Privacy Act ("TCPA").

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Is the future of Tech regulation in Europe?

We are seeing a wave of new European Tech regulation that – as did the GDPR – impact US businesses targeting or selling to EU businesses or consumers.  On this webinar, you will learn about the new pieces of EU legislation that you should be aware of, their impact on US businesses and how to implement them.


Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Incredible World of Fashion Tech

If you ever wonder how Edna Mode makes her supersuits or why Mike TV's jumper shrinks with him on Wonkavision, join Darrell Mottley, Esq., as we walk the legal ins and outs of fashion tech and design protection including forward trends in the law.  Film fiction and reality collide in the fascinating world of fashion tech. Block chain in fashion design, virtual models and 3D printed ready-to-wear are a few examples of how tech is changing the fashion world.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing has been a lifesaver for businesses and professional during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for an engaging discussion about successfully navigating in the cloud in the midst of COVID-19 and how having a thorough hold on data is a crucial requirement for businesses in such volatile times.

COVID-19 is changing the way businesses operate. Not just by fostering for more remote work. COVID-19 is also pushing greater cloud-computing adoption to address a wide variety of business, education, finance and other needs on a global scale.

Our three panelists will discuss:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the cloud industry;
  • How cloud providers and cloud users are responding to the sudden uptick in the need for cloud services and cloud infrastructure;
  • How COVID-19 is hastening cloud migration - but don’t move without a plan.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

COVID-19 Contact Tracing in a Democracy: Balancing Public Health vs Privacy

Striking a balance in a vibrant democracy will require rethinking both privacy and the public health technique of contact tracing legally and technically for the 21st Century.

We will discuss benefits and personal privact concerns of different COVID-19 contact tracing programs including:

  • an overview to different approaches to contact tracing programs;
  • concerns regarding privacy such as tracking geolocations, misuses of the intent of the program, bias against people with COVID-19;
  • effect of data privacy safeguards on the effectiveness of contact tracing (e.g. opt-in vs opt out); and
  • proposed use of data for contact tracing with AI, machine learning, and big data analytics.
COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Balancing Public Health vs Privacy in a Democracy
COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Balancing Public Health vs Privacy in a Democracy
COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Balancing Public Health vs Privacy in a Democracy

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Digital Identity in Law and Policy: Is a Human Rights-Centric Design Possible?

This webinar will present an overview of how UN human rights principles may be applied to digital identity systems and technologies.Can human rights-centric principles be embedded in the design of digital identity systems?

Digital identity systems and technologies have been promoted by international organizations and governments as having the potential to transform life in developing countries. But they raise serious global human rights concerns regarding surveillance, privacy, due process, and autonomy. Speakers in this webinar will analyze the existing applicable local, national, and international laws on identity, the concerns those laws and regulations pose for digital identities, and the reforms, model laws, and principles that are being proposed by human rights organizations and the United Nations.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Forensic Science Standards: Top Down or Bottom Up

This program will discuss the standards for forensic science practice and testimony.  Since the 2009 National Academies Report, the need for external standards for the practice of and testimony about forensic science has resulted in different approaches to make forensic science more valid and reliable evidence. Different approaches and results discussed.