By leveraging data and cognitive science tools such as ML, deep learning, and neural networks, DWT's AI clients are deploying a new generation of technology at the forefront of another industrial revolution, to automate systems, enhance processes, and predict outcomes. Our clients run the gamut from global market leaders such as Microsoft to startups like DataRobot and PolySync.
Advising clients on the cutting edge of AI/ML applications, tools, and technology
DWT's AI team members provide strategic guidance to clients deploying AI/ML-enabled applications such as computer vision, natural language processing, predictive analytics, and robotics to deliver innovative new services. Our multidisciplinary team includes attorneys from a broad spectrum of practice groups, including technology transactions, privacy and security, IP, media, communications, labor/employment, litigation, public policy, and regulatory groups. Leveraging our diverse expertise, we work closely with clients to secure rights, mitigate risk, and navigate evolving legal frameworks.
Navigating legal hurdles and unpacking ethical considerations
Through our multidisciplinary approach, DWT's AI team provides clients with advice and counsel on the novel issues presented by AI/ML technology and systems, including the drafting and negotiation of agreements related to the creation, ownership, use, and licensing of data derived from the IoT, edge computing, and AI systems; regulatory considerations for deploying bots and virtual personal assistants; IP and policy challenges of deploying autonomous systems and predictive analytics; and legal and ethical risks arising from the deployment of facial recognition technology and other biometric-based applications.
AI data use licensing and negotiations
Negotiating terms for commercial AI service offerings, data use and modelling collaborations, and allocation of rights in data sets, models, and model output.
Supporting “AI for Good” though technology licensing and data use
Negotiating licensing and technology transfer counsel for Microsoft’s AI for Good initiative.
Autonomous drone network deployment
Advising Nokia Drone Networks on key regulatory hurdles in advance of the launch of Nokia’s semi-autonomous drone network in the US.
Trademark and copyright implications of using content in AI data sets
Advising Getty on trademark and copyright implications of using content in AI training data sets.
AI legal, ethical and policy issues, and risks
Advising leading cloud service provider on legal, ethical and policy risks arising from provision of services leveraging artificial intelligence applications (utilizing machine learning, deep learning and neural networks) deployed in wholesale and retail services.
Healthcare bots and AI
Advising Microsoft on use of bots to deliver health information to consumers and providers in a HIPAA-compliant manner.
Natural language processing and image recognition applications
Advising leading cloud-service provider on the copyright implications of ingesting television programming content for image recognition and voice-to-text applications.
Facial recognition use and deployment issues
Counseling developer of AI and machine learning applications on issues surrounding deployment and use of facial recognition and related technologies in public and semi-public locations.
Procurement and supply-chain development of autonomous driving systems
Negotiating long-term procurement and supply-chain agreement on behalf of manufacturer of components for self-driving vehicles.
Autonomous driving systems integration
Negotiating strategic collaboration agreements between AI provider and automobile manufacturers to integrate AI systems and capabilities in communications and operations systems for autonomous vehicles.
AI-enabled document review and analytics
Advising on privacy, security and design issues for provider of technology-assisted document review and e-discovery services.
AI-enabled lending decisions
Analyzing AI lending decision-making platform engine to analyze issues with fair lending standards, bias and related issues.
Digital assistant use and law enforcement requests
Representing client in responding to law enforcement efforts to access records of communications gathered by AI-powered digital assistants.
Advising leading AI platform developers in acquiring financing and other corporate matters.
Patent prosecution for AI applications
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications for Microsoft in a variety of technological fields, including artificial intelligence, optical lenses, virtualization, and operating systems.
Patent counseling for Fortune 100 e-commerce company*
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed toward diverse technological areas including cloud computing, distributed databases, data warehousing, and artificial intelligence.