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Will Courtrooms Enter Virtual Reality?

VR presents an interesting opportunity in the courtroom, allowing juries to partake in a simulation of experiences that brings them closer to events being discussed. Depending on an expert’s practice area, some consider VR a powerful tool in the aid of testimony, helping relay complex information and factual issues.  

Telematics & The Potential for Litigation

The automobile experience is undergoing drastic changes as improved safety, performance and entertainment options explode. Remember the jealousy of seeing your friend’s minivan with the DVD player? Now, streaming Netflix and playing video games are entering the market to assuage the boredom of rear-seat passengers. As cars become “smarter” and collect more data from users, many fear our privacy will be infringed, which could lead to audits and litigation.

MedTech & 5G Licensing Litigation

In an increasingly connected and digitized world, 5G is emerging as a driving force for innovation across industries such as medical technology (MedTech). As we are now in the early stages of the development and deployment of 5G technology, companies and legal teams in this space should be acquainting themselves with the specifics of 5g licensing, as it raises concerns about intellectual property litigation.

Information Technology Liability Litigation

Data breaches and cyber security hacks have been on the rise in the US, with reported cybercrimes up 300% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Experts estimate ransomware damage costs will rise to $20 billion in 2021. The influx of businesses falling victim to data security breaches and IT attacks is resulting in increased litigation. 

The Semiconductor Shortage & Potential Litigation

The semiconductor chip shortage is starting to be felt by consumers, from automobile parts to smart phones. This is likely to lead to a plethora of disputes and litigations in the coming years.

Will Metamaterials Become a Focus of Patent Litigation?

With an eye towards the future, let us explore some of the areas in which we are seeing commercial product development activity using metamaterials. These product areas are currently seeing an uptick in the filing and buying of patents, which tends to serve as a good precursor to litigation.