DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global powerhouse law firm with expertise in a variety of areas—ranging from finance to employment to real estate to international trade. Their team of knowledgable attorneys spans 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Covering multiple practices and geographic regions, their perspectives are consumed worldwide and this has cemented them as a top firm known around the globe. DLA Piper publishes eight different blogs, each with a specific niche.

On 23rd March, the UK Government published its response to a call for views on methods of protecting AI and other programme-generated creations that would not otherwise be protected under current legislation. The call for views focused on a number of areas of consideration, including patents, copyright, designs, trade marks, and trades secrets. Whilst the responses generally indicated a positive outlook towards AI and creativity, the Government was also warned that further development of the…
In 2018, we published an article setting out Ofcom’s commitment to supporting investment in full fibre broadband and highlighted changes Ofcom was planning to introduce to applicable market regulation to support investment in fibre networks. Market regulation in the wholesale fixed telecommunications market set out in our article fell away on 1 April 2021, and on 18 March 2021 Ofcom released its decision for regulation of the wholesale fixed telecommunications market from April 2021 until…
Samer (Sam) Zabaneh serves as US co-chair for DLA Piper’s Technology Sector and has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He focuses primarily on corporate, securities and M&A. Within those practices, Sam advises public and emerging private companies and their venture capital and private equity investors through the life cycle of the company, from formation to liquidity. Sam is one of the participants in the firm’s upcoming Global Technology Summit. Launched in 2008,…
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic. Interestingly, there is no single consolidated definition of AI, and as a label, it is used imprecisely. For those that fear we are at the stage of robots genuinely thinking for themselves, we aren’t – but there has been a significant shift beyond simple algorithms i.e. computer software programmed to to identify patterns and automate repetitive functions. Most of us now encounter AI on a daily basis without…
Victoria Lee co-leads DLA Piper’s Global Technology Sector and has been practicing law at DLA Piper for more than 25 years. She focuses on representation of emerging growth and public companies in complex technology and commercial transactions in the technology sector, as well as a variety of other industry sectors. Vicky is one of the guiding partners behind the firm’s Global Technology Summit. Launched in 2008, the award-winning Summit has brought together business leaders, visionary…