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Medical Device Manufacturers’ Duty to Warn Expands

The Washington State Supreme Court recently released its decision in Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. where it held that Washington law requires medical device manufacturers to warn hospitals that purchase their products of...more

Contract Corner: Contracting Strategies Can Help Navigate Changing Environments (Part 2)

by Morgan Lewis on

In the first part of this two-part series, we briefly discussed three contract models and how they correlate complexity with shifting technology landscapes. The third model looked at where outsourcing and robotics intersect,...more

Contract Corner: Contracting Strategies Can Help Navigate Changing Environments (Part 1)

by Morgan Lewis on

If you have been around technology-centric work for a while, you may have come to realize that many “technology” programs really aren’t about technology at all—the technology simply functions as a conduit for business change....more

Regulation A+ Issuer Aims for NYSE MKT Listing

Myomo, Inc. has had an offering statement qualified by the SEC in which it discloses an intent to apply to list its common stock on the NYSE MKT LLC. The offering seeks to raise $15 million on a “best efforts” basis without...more

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Delivery: Where Might it Take Us, and What Happens if We Get There?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere these days, and the health care sector is no exception. While AI in health care delivery is no longer new, recent advances in AI systems increase the likelihood that we will have to...more

Who’s Your Robot? Learning the Marketing Lingo Doesn’t Always Help

by Morgan Lewis on

One of the benefits of speaking at conferences is having the chance to attend other people’s sessions. A recent session at the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network’s SSO Week that we found particularly interesting focused...more

Robots and Rule-makers

Recently, governments and rule-making bodies across Europe, the UK and globally, appear to be paying increasing attention to the need for the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks in the expanding field of...more

What The Intuitive Ruling Means For Medical Device Makers

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Last month, in Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical Inc., the Washington Supreme Court saddled medical device manufacturers with a new duty to warn under Washington law — the duty to warn hospitals about potential risks their...more

Regulate Frankenstein: the European Parliament calls for new rules for robots

by Hogan Lovells on

When a parliamentary report cites Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in its recitals and proposes new regulation for robots with artificial intelligence (“AI”), one cannot be sure whether the 19th or the 21st century has inspired...more

The future is now – the law on robots

by Dentons on

The European Parliament (EP) is the first legal institution in the world to have initiated work of a law on robots and artificial intelligence (AI). It refers in particular to robots with the capacity to be trained and make...more

Who Will Own New Designs in a Jetsons-like Era?

While on my flight back from speaking on trademarks & the alcohol industry at this year’s CiderCon, I listened to a fascinating TedTalks podcast on advancements in artificial intelligence that you can find here. Some of the...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: January 2017 #5

by Zelle LLP on

Over the weekend, U.S. employers reacted to the new administration’s executive order restricting entry to the United States by citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. Starbucks pledged to hire 10,000 refugees over...more

A Retail Robot Revolution is Not Far Off

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Robots have long been the stuff of science fiction and our imaginations. They are now our reality. In fact, one may be greeting and assisting you during your next visit to your local retailer. Large retailers have used robots...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: September 2016 #2

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, as we learned that the CIA has invested in another Big Data analytics startup, new headlines and commentary addressed the dangers of hidden bias in technology. LinkedIn changed its search algorithm after the...more

The Transformation of the Workplace Through Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation: Employment and Labor Law Issues,...

by Littler on

The twin forces of technology and globalization are reinventing and redefining the workplace and the way work is performed. The workplace automation of the last century is rapidly being augmented and replaced by intelligent...more

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - July 2016

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - Dear Readers, One of the interesting facts that we have learned over the years is that there appears to be a correlation between the NASDAQ public market (which is heavily weighted with...more

Weekly Web Wrap-Up

Welcome to Sheppard Mullin’s Weekly Web Wrap-Up, a quick list of the past week’s top news in the social media, gaming, and virtual goods and currencies industries curated by Social Media & Games Team. Here are some of the...more

Preparing for an Exit: Selling Your Robotics Company

by Mintz Levin - Mintz Edge on

Robots are everywhere. Healthcare, logistics, manufacturing and other critical areas of the economy are being redefined by the robotics and artificial intelligence advances of today’s technology entrepreneurs. With this...more

Researchers Unveil Ingestible Origami Robot

An international team of researchers has recently showcased a tiny origami robot that can be swallowed and controlled by external magnetic fields. According to Daniela Rus, an electrical engineering and computer science...more

News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16

Several companies cast an eye toward the Internet of Things, Twitter’s AI gets pretty good at live video, some industry giants get behind the driverless car, and more … Samsung launches a place in the cloud just for...more

Surgical, Medical, and Assistive Robotics

Robotic technology has been used in medicine for over 30 years. In 1985, a robot called the Puma 560 (shown at right) was used to perform a needle biopsy of human brain tissue. By the turn of the last century, it was widely...more

Will Technology End Construction Defect Litigation? – How Robotics and 3D Printing Are Already Changing the Construction Industry

As implausible as it might be, the days for construction defect litigation could be numbered. By 2026, it might be gone for good thanks to exploding technological applications. You might be thinking "well, I've seen many...more

Headed Toward a Short Circuit? Robots, Special Education Students, and Legal Risks

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

When I was a kid, I loved the movie Short Circuit. (I know: I’m both dating myself and making you question my taste in movies). I always wondered if the day would come when I would have my own walking, talking robot friend...more

Johnson & Johnson and Verily to form Verb Surgical

According to a recent press release, Johnson & Johnson announced the formation of Verb Surgical Inc., a surgical solutions company developing robotic-assisted surgical products. Verb Surgical is supported by a collaboration...more

Intellectual Property & Technology News: The impact of robotic process automation on outsourcing fees

by DLA Piper on

The outsourcing industry is experiencing a game-changing technological advance that will challenge the status quo of transaction pricing models and fees. Service providers globally are realigning their workforce by rapidly...more

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