Category Archives: Technology

Jones Day Talks Technology includes discussions related to e-business, e-discovery, fintech, privacy, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, digital currencies, and emerging growth technology companies.

When Innovation Invents

JONES DAY TALKS®: When AI Invents: Two Applications Test U.S. Patent Law



Two recent patent applications seek protection for inventions that were created autonomously by artificial intelligence without a human inventor. The applicants want the AI to be deemed the inventor and the AI’s owners to receive the patent rights.

Emily Tait and Carl Kukkonen discuss how the United States Patent and Trademark Office is exploring the relationship between AI and patent law.


The D.C. Circuit's Mixed Decision on Net Neutrality

JONES DAY TALKS®: The D.C. Circuit’s Mixed Decision on Net Neutrality



Legal and regulatory battles continue over net neutrality, the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally.

In Mozilla v. Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Commission’s deregulatory approach to net neutrality but also struck down an order blocking states from implementing their own rules.

Jones Day partner Brett Shumate explains what the court’s decision could mean for net neutrality moving forward.


Trump's Artificial Intelligence Initiative: Implications, Impact, and Industry Reactions

Trump’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative: Implications, Impact, and Industry Reactions



President Trump’s American AI Initiative is a far-reaching plan designed to ensure the United States remains a world leader in artificial intelligence research, development, and deployment. Jones Day’s Emily TaitSamir Jain, and Chase Kaniecki discuss the focus areas defined by the Initiative, the government agencies involved, and the short-term and long-term implications of the President’s actions.


Computer screen with code scrolling

Jones Day Talks Technology: Blockchain for Business Lawyers—An Introduction to Blockchain



Our first in a series of Jones Day Talks podcasts on Blockchain features Jones Day’s Jim Cox, coeditor of the American Bar Association book Blockchain for Business Lawyers, answering common blockchain questions such as: What is blockchain? How does it work? What are its current and future applications? And who—and where—is Satoshi Nakamoto? (Running time: 21:48)


Bitcoin symbol

Jones Day Talks Technology: How Regulations Could Help Cryptocurrencies Grow



In “How Regulations Could Help Cryptocurrencies Grow,” published in the Harvard Business Review, Jones Day partners Stephen Obie and Mark Rasmussen explain why effective government oversight is critical to bringing accountability and stability to this emerging asset class. Mr. Obie and Mr. Rasmussen discuss specific actions the SEC could take to promote clarity and innovation in the cryptocurrency market in this edition of Jones Day Talks Technology.

Cyberattack

What to Do When … You’re Preparing Your Company for a Cyberattack



Cyberattacks, which can result in data breaches and the unauthorized access of a company’s—or its clients’ and customers’—information, are a threat to organizations of nearly any size. Jones Day’s Jeff Rabkin, Jimmy Kitchen, and Rich DeNatale talk about how organizations can prepare so they can respond effectively in the event of a cyberattack.


Jones Day Talks Intellectual Property: Monkey See, Monkey Sue?—Copyright Implications of the “Monkey Selfie” Case



The “monkey selfie” matter raises intriguing questions regarding the current state of U.S. copyright laws. Courts have ruled that a non-human can’t be granted copyright protection, but then what are the implications for works created via artificial intelligence? Jones Day partners Meredith Wilkes and Emily Tait discuss the aftermath of Naruto v. Slater and explain how companies can guard and protect their creative work.


Jones Day Talks Technology: Autonomous Vehicles─Ethical Issues Confronting In-House Counsel



Autonomous vehicles, and their artificial intelligence-driven operating systems, raise ethical questions not usually associated with a technological advancement. This means complex considerations─sometimes with life-or-death implications─must be addressed by in-house counsel at the organizations developing self-driving cars. Jones Day partner Paul Rafferty identifies these concerns, discusses how they are addressed by current law and professional guidelines, and explains how affected companies and their legal staffs can learn more.


Jones Day Talks: Privacy & Data Security GDPR is Coming: Is Your Company Ready?



Jones Day Partner Aaron Charfoos explains Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, its global impact, its requirements, the penalties for noncompliance, and what to do if your company isn’t ready.


Artificial Intelligence … Real Legal Issues



Jones Day partner Bob Kantner discusses privacy and data security matters, consumer protections, liability concerns, intellectual property rights, and other legal issues for U.S. and multinational companies competing in the rapidly evolving artificial intelligence sector.