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Webcast: Economic Espionage and Intellectual Property Theft: Trends and Developments with Threats and Enforcement

In this webcast, an experienced team of national security, cyber-crime, and litigation practitioners at Gibson Dunn will share their experiences in investigating and defending companies that fall victim to theft of their trade secrets, and highlight a number of notable recent criminal prosecutions under the Economic Espionage Act and related statutes.

Webcasts | September 23, 2021

Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Legal Update (2Q21)

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of regulatory and policy developments related to Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems (“AI”) during the second quarter of 2021. 

Client Alert | August 11, 2021

Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Legal Update (1Q21)

Our 1Q21 Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Legal Update focuses on critical regulatory efforts related to AI and automated systems, and also examines other key developments within the U.S. and Europe that may be of interest to domestic and international companies alike. 

Client Alert | April 23, 2021

Fourth Quarter and 2020 Annual Review of Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems

Gibson Dunn lawyers examine a number of the most significant developments affecting companies as they navigate the evolving AI and autonomous systems landscape.

Client Alert | January 29, 2021

United States: Artificial Intelligence 2021

Palo Alto partner H. Mark Lyon and associate Cassandra L. Gaedt-Sheckter and Los Angeles associate Frances A. Waldmann are the authors of “United States: Artificial Intelligence,” [PDF] published in the Global Data Review Insight Handbook 2021 in December 2020.

Publications | January 22, 2021

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (“CAVs”) Legal Update: U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Public Comment on Automated Driving System Safety Principles

On November 19, 2020, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it is seeking public comment on the potential development of a framework of principles to govern the safe behavior of automated driving systems for use in connected and autonomous vehicles.

Client Alert | November 25, 2020

Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Legal Update (3Q20)

The third quarter of 2020 saw a noticeable surge in Artificial Intelligence (“AI”)-related regulatory and policy proposals. The European Union (“EU”) has emerged as a pacesetter in AI regulation, taking significant steps towards a long-awaited comprehensive and coordinated regulation of AI at EU level—evidence of the European Commission’s (the “Commission”) ambition to exploit the potential of the EU’s internal market and position itself as a major player in sustainable technological innovation.

Client Alert | November 5, 2020

Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Legal Update (2Q20)

Gibson Dunn lawyers review the latest developments in artificial intelligence and autonomous systems during the first half of 2020.

Client Alert | July 22, 2020

Designing for Why: The Case for Increasing Transparency in AI Systems

Palo Alto partner Mark Lyon is the author of "Designing for Why: The Case for Increasing Transparency in AI Systems," [PDF] published by PLI Current: The Journal of PLI Press on June 10, 2020.

Publications | June 24, 2020

Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Legal Update (1Q20)

After a busy 2019, legal developments related to artificial intelligence and automated systems continued apace into the new decade and saw tangible regulatory frameworks begin to take shape on both sides of the Atlantic.

Client Alert | April 21, 2020

EU Proposal on Artificial Intelligence Regulation Released

On February 19, 2020, the European Commission presented its long-awaited proposal for comprehensive regulation of artificial intelligence at the European Union level: the “White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – A European approach to excellence and trust.”

Client Alert | February 26, 2020

2019 Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Annual Legal Review

This inaugural Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Annual Legal Review discusses 2019 developments in artificial intelligence policy, primarily in the United States but also in the European Union.

Client Alert | February 11, 2020

Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Legal Update (4Q19)

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of international efforts to regulate artificial intelligence and related technologies during the fourth quarter of 2019.

Client Alert | January 15, 2020

Fiduciary Duty Considerations For Boards Of Cos. Using AI

Palo Alto partner Lisa Fontenot and associate Cassandra Gaedt-Sheckter are the authors of “Fiduciary Duty Considerations For Boards Of Cos. Using AI,” [PDF] published by Law360 on January 3, 2020.

Publications | January 6, 2020

United States: Artificial Intelligence

Palo Alto partner H. Mark Lyon and associate Cassandra L. Gaedt-Sheckter and Los Angeles associate Frances A. Waldmann are the authors of "United States: Artificial Intelligence," [PDF] published in the Global Data Review Insight Handbook 2020 in November 2019.

Publications | December 10, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Legal Update (3Q19)

The third quarter of 2019 continued the public pushback on the unrestricted use of AI technologies, particularly, for the U.S., with regard to technologies used to create “deepfake” video and audio clips as well as the use of facial recognition technology in the public sector.

Client Alert | November 4, 2019

Implications of AI on Board Oversight

Palo Alto partner Lisa Fontenot and associate Cassandra Gaedt-Sheckter are the authors of “Implications of AI on Board Oversight,” [PDF] published in the Corporate Board Member on October 23, 2019.

Publications | October 28, 2019

Gearing up for the EU’s next regulatory push: AI

Palo Alto partner Mark Lyon is the author of “Gearing up for the EU's next regulatory push: AI,” [PDF] published in the Daily Journal on October 11, 2019.

Publications | October 18, 2019

USPTO Requests Public Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions

Following up on the release of eligibility guidelines for AI-related inventions earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published on August 27, 2019, a request for public comments on a series of patent-related issues regarding AI inventions.

Client Alert | August 28, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Legal Update (2Q19)

The second quarter of 2019 saw a surge in debate about the role of governance in the AI ecosystem and the gap between technological change and regulatory response.

Client Alert | July 23, 2019

Can GDPR Hinder AI Made in Europe?

Paris partner Ahmed Baladi is the author of “Can GDPR Hinder AI Made in Europe?” [PDF] published by Cybersecurity Law Report on July 10, 2019.

Article | July 10, 2019

Before We Regulate

Palo Alto partner Mark Lyon is the author of "Before We Regulate" [PDF] published by the Daily Journal on June 26, 2019.

Publications | June 26, 2019

Mark Lyon Named Top AI Lawyer 2019 by Daily Journal

The Daily Journal named Palo Alto partner Mark Lyon to its 2019 list of the Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers [PDF]. Lyon was featured for his role launching the firm’s new Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Practice Group and for his work advising clients in their development and use of AI-related products.

Firm News | June 26, 2019

Mark Lyon Named to The Recorder’s Inaugural List of California Trailblazers

Palo Alto partner Mark Lyon has been named to The Recorder’s inaugural list of California Trailblazers. The list seeks “to spotlight a handful of individuals that are truly agents of change.” The publication considered lawyers who “helped roll out a new program, a new role or a new practice group.” As a trailblazer, Lyon was recognized for his efforts to spearhead the firm’s new artificial intelligence and automated systems practice group.

Firm News | June 28, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Legal Update (1Q19)

Gibson Dunn provides an update on legal developments in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous systems during Q1 2019.

Client Alert | April 23, 2019

President Trump Issues Executive Order on “Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence”

On February 11, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the “American AI Initiative” intended to spur the development and regulation of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning and fortify the United States’ global position by directing federal agencies to prioritize investments in research and development of AI.

Client Alert | February 12, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Legal Update (4Q18)

Gibson Dunn provides an update on legal developments in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous systems during the fourth quarter of 2018.

Publications | January 22, 2019

The Impact of the New USPTO Eligibility Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence-related Inventions

On January 4, 2019, the USPTO announced updated guidance to help clarify the process that examiners should undertake when evaluating whether a pending claim is directed to an abstract idea under the Supreme Court's two-step Alice test and thus not eligible for patent protection under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

Publications | January 11, 2019

Gibson Dunn Launches Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Group

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has launched a new practice group focused on artificial intelligence and automated systems.

Press Releases | December 17, 2018

New Export Controls on Emerging Technologies – 30-Day Public Comment Period Begins

On Monday, the Trump administration took the first step toward imposing new controls on the export of cutting-edge technologies.  Pursuant to the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 ("ECRA"), the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") published a request for the public's assistance in identifying "emerging technologies" essential for U.S. national security that should be subject to new export restrictions.

Client Alert | November 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Legal Update (3Q18)

We are pleased to provide the following update on recent legal developments in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous systems (or "AI" for short), and their implications for companies developing or using products based on these technologies. 

Client Alert | October 10, 2018

New California Security of Connected Devices Law and CCPA Amendments

California continues to lead the United States in focusing attention on privacy and security of user data and devices. Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two identical bills requiring manufacturers to include "reasonable security feature[s]" on all devices which are "capable of connecting to the Internet" (commonly known as the Internet of Things).

Client Alert | October 5, 2018

Aerospace and Related Technologies – Key Developments in 2017 and Early 2018

This March 2018 edition of Gibson Dunn's Aerospace and Related Technologies Update discusses newsworthy developments, trends, and key decisions from 2017 and early 2018 that are of interest to aerospace and defense, satellite, and drone companies; and new market entrants in the commercial space and related technology sectors, including the private equity and other financial institutions that support and enable their growth.

Client Alert | March 16, 2018

Accelerating Progress Toward a Long-Awaited Federal Regulatory Framework for Autonomous Vehicles in the United States

House Passes the SELF DRIVE Act, Consideration in Senate Committee Hearing on Including Large Commercial Autonomous Vehicles, and New Department of Transportation Guidelines

Client Alert | September 14, 2017

When AI Creates IP: Inventorship Issues To Consider

Palo Alto partner Mark Lyon and associates Alison Watkins and Ryan Iwahashi are the authors of "When AI Creates IP Inventorship: Issues to Consider," [PDF] published by Law360 on August 10, 2017.

Article | August 10, 2017