Join partner Mark Schonfeld as he reviews new technologies and whether the law can keep up with fast-paced developments in science and technology.
New technology appears in the marketplace daily in the form of devices, tools and services that leverage the latest breakthroughs and innovations into almost everything we do. However, the law has not been as quick to evolve as the technology it governs. Intellectual property law, in particular, has not kept up with the pace of change in this space. Courts are forced to interpret and apply laws to new technologies that the drafters never contemplated when the laws were written. As technologies such as 3D printing, drones, and Bitcoin gain a foothold and legal issues arise around the Internet and software businesses use daily, it is essential that you understand the legal risks associated with the technologies and what can be done to protect their interests.